Executing files

Jay Krell jay.krell at cornell.edu
Fri Sep 22 07:54:09 CEST 2000


>What I'm using is an Extensible Firmware Interface that acts like MS-DOS.
>Most MS-DOS commands work the same under EFI.  We are using Python 1.5.2.
>We have a local build that doesn't contain all of the functions in the
>standard distribution.

Huh?! EFI is NOT DOS. EFI is yet another runtime environment that happens to
usually have a command line for an interface, but there are non command line
apps for it, like a full screen editor.

EFI IS NOT DOS.
EFI is not Unix. EFI is not Windows. EFI is EFI.
I don't think EFI has a notion of processes, but you can load files and jump
into them.

"command line" != "DOS"
Windows NT cmd.exe is not DOS.
Windows 9x console, maybe it is somewhat DOS, I don't know.

 - Jay

-----Original Message-----
From: Daley, Mark W <mark.w.daley at intel.com>
To: python-list at python.org <python-list at python.org>
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 9:47 AM
Subject: RE: Executing files


>What I'm using is an Extensible Firmware Interface that acts like MS-DOS.
>Most MS-DOS commands work the same under EFI.  We are using Python 1.5.2.
>We have a local build that doesn't contain all of the functions in the
>standard distribution.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Fredrik Lundh [mailto:effbot at telia.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 8:50 AM
>To: python-list at python.org
>Subject: Re: Executing files
>
>
>Mark wrote:
>> - spawn would work, except I'm not in Windows, I'm in DOS.
>
>is that "DOS" as in "MS-DOS 6", or "DOS" as in "an MS-DOS
>prompt (or a console window) running under Windows" ?
>
>if the former, what Python version/build are you using?
>
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