save terminal responce to string in python

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http://ubuntuforums.org – im not sure if this is supposed to be simple or really complicated or if its possible (really hope so), but i want to be able to send out a command to the terminal from python which i can do like so. import os os.system("clear") os.system("amixer get Master") when running this in terminal the terminal come's up with this. Simple mixer control 'Master',0 Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined penum Playback channels: Mono Limits: Playback 0 - 87 Mono: Playback 42 [48%] [-33.75dB] [on] jordiston@JordistonUbuntu:~$ In bash I (Hardware)