Recommended library for executing shell commands in Python

I recommend using invoke instead of the built-in subprocess to handle executing any shell command in Python.

Not only does invoke‘s run() it provide a more user friendly syntax compared to e.g. subprocess.check_output():


but it also tends to act more like you’d expect especially regarding the output of the command and has easy-to-use parameters such as hide=True to hide the output of shell commands.

Furthermore, it provides a buch of really useful features such as automatically responding to prompts from the shell command.