Detecting whether a Python program was invoked in the background or foreground
phd at phd.pp.ru
Thu Oct 11 17:04:01 CEST 2001
On Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 02:44:16PM +0000, Kevin Smith wrote:
> Is it possible to detect whether a Python program was invoked in the
> background? In other words, is there a variable that will differ when
> invoking the following commands.
> python myscript.py &
> python myscript.py
There is no. What do you want to detect? Whether stdout is a console?
Use sys.stdout.isatty boolean variable.
Oleg Broytmann http://phd.pp.ru/ phd at phd.pp.ru
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