Question: How to execute an EXE with Python?

Bela Evans bevans at
Wed Aug 28 01:25:19 CEST 2002

You could spawn the exe program, for example: 

import os
os.spawnv(os.P_NOWAIT, (r'C:/Progs/MyProg.EXE'), ('MyProg',))


"Fausto Arinos de A. Barbuto" <fbarbuto at> wrote in message news:<MTCa9.10708$rn4.280649 at>...
> 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?
>     Thanks so much in advance,
> ---Fausto

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