killing child processes

Brian Kelley bkelley at wi.mit.edu
Wed Apr 9 17:42:20 CEST 2003


A partial answer to your question.  If you have their PID (process 
handles) then you can delete a windows process using 
win32process.TerminateProcess(pid, 0)

# start the process
hProcess, hThread, dwPid, dwTid = win32process.CreateProcess(...)

# sometime later
win32process.TerminateProcess(hProcess, 0)

For more info look here...
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dllproc/base/terminateprocess.asp

reinhard wrote:
> I've created a process (some batchfile) which in turn creates some
> long running child processes using the win32api CreateProcess call
> (declaring them as a group).
> 
> Is there a way to terminate (kill) all the child processes in the
> group?
> 
> - reinhard nadrchal






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