Calling .exe's from module

Oleg Broytmann phd at
Mon Jun 7 12:10:52 EDT 1999

On Mon, 7 Jun 1999, mike milliger wrote:

> Shouldn't the following module call test.exe? Could someone point me to
> the section in the programming python book which covers this
> functionality?   No objects persist from my executable, so I don't have
> to worry about ref counts and obj's returning to my module. i'm
> basically going to pkzip a list of filenames passed to my module as
> argv's.
> #start
> import string,sys,os
> # --------------------------------------------------------------------
> # run test
> if __name__ == "__main__":
>     os.system ("D:\Archiver\test.exe")

\A is just A, so you run
     os.system ("D:Archivertest.exe")

   Double backslashes:
>     os.system ("D:\\Archiver\\test.exe")

    Oleg Broytmann  National Research Surgery Centre
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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