The sarge package provides a wrapper for subprocess which provides command pipeline functionality.

This package leverages subprocess to provide easy-to-use cross-platform command pipelines with a Posix flavour: you can have chains of commands using ;, &, pipes using | and |&, and redirection.

Requirements & Installation

The sarge package requires Python 2.6 or greater, and can be installed with the standard Python installation procedure:

python setup.py install

There is a set of unit tests which you can invoke with:

python setup.py test

before running the installation.

Availability & Documentation

The latest version of sarge can be found on BitBucket:


The latest documentation (kept updated between releases) is on Read The Docs:


Please report any problems or suggestions for improvement either via the mailing list or the issue tracker.