launching a file with its associated application on windows

Volucris volucris at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 22 00:13:14 CEST 2001


"Volucris" <volucris at hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> If it's pre 2.0, I think you can prefix a popen() command with 'start ' to
> do the same thing.
>
> import os
> os.popen('start %s' % r'C:\sish\MyPic.bmp')

yeah, I'm stupid. That should be system() not popen(), although popen()
would work, too, depending on what exactly you are doing. You wouldn't want
a pipe to a (.bmp) file, though, would you? Maybe. I don't know. I'm
rambling again. Good bye.

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> "Tim Peters" <tim.one at home.com> wrote in message
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> > [Christian Reyes]
> > > Is there a method that takes a file as an argument and then opens
> > > that file with the its associated viewer?
> >
> > This must be a Windows question, right?  If so, in Python 2.0 or later,
> the
> > Windows-specific os.startfile() does exactly that.
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