Redirect subprocess stderr to stdout

In Python < v3.5:

A close read of the source code gives the answer. In particular, the documentation is misleading when it says:

Special value that (…) indicates that standard error should go into the same handle as standard output.

Since stdout is set to “default” (-1, technically) when stderr=subprocess.STDOUT is evaluated, stderr is set to “default” as well. Unfortunately, this means that stderr output still goes to stderr.

To solve the problem, pass in the stdout file instead of subprocess.STDOUT:

$ python >/dev/null -c 'import subprocess,sys;["ls", "/404"],

Or, for compatibility with legacy 2.x versions of Python:

$ python >/dev/null -c 'import subprocess,sys;["ls", "/404"],

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