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capture3(*cmd, &block) public

Open3.capture3 captures the standard output and the standard error of a command.

stdout_str, stderr_str, status = Open3.capture3([env,] cmd... [, opts])

The arguments env, cmd and opts are passed to Open3.popen3 except opts[:stdin_data] and opts[:binmode]. See Process.spawn.

If opts[:stdin_data] is specified, it is sent to the command’s standard input.

If opts[:binmode] is true, internal pipes are set to binary mode.


# dot is a command of graphviz.
graph = <<'End'
  digraph g {
    a -> b
layouted_graph, dot_log = Open3.capture3("dot -v", :stdin_data=>graph)

o, e, s = Open3.capture3("echo a; sort >&2", :stdin_data=>"foo\nbar\nbaz\n")
p o #=> "a\n"
p e #=> "bar\nbaz\nfoo\n"
p s #=> #<Process::Status: pid 32682 exit 0>

# generate a thumnail image using the convert command of ImageMagick.
# However, if the image stored really in a file,
# system("convert", "-thumbnail", "80", "png:#{filename}", "png:-") is better
# because memory consumption.
# But if the image is stored in a DB or generated by gnuplot Open3.capture2 example,
# Open3.capture3 is considerable.
image = File.read("/usr/share/openclipart/png/animals/mammals/sheep-md-v0.1.png", :binmode=>true)
thumnail, err, s = Open3.capture3("convert -thumbnail 80 png:- png:-", :stdin_data=>image, :binmode=>true)
if s.success?
  STDOUT.binmode; print thumnail
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