Question: How to execute an EXE with Python?

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Tue Aug 27 06:49:35 CEST 2002


"Fausto Arinos de A. Barbuto" wrote:
> 
> 
> Hi everybody,
> 
>     I need to write a Python script to call and execute a DOS
>     .EXE application. How do I do that? I know that there is
>     os.execv(path, args) and similars, but can't get the right
>     syntax. Suppose I have a C:/Progs/MyProg.EXE binary
>     that I want to execute. What would then be the correct
>     command?

import os
os.system('c:/progs/myprog.exe')

might do the trick.

-Peter



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