Capture PID of child process
klappnase at web.de
Wed Aug 6 02:02:58 CEST 2003
Bernhard Herzog <bh at intevation.de> wrote in message news:<6qr8403xh2.fsf at salmakis.intevation.de>...
> If cmd is a string popen will start a sub-shell so that'd the pid you
> get. You could try to prefix your command with exec so that your
> command's process replaces the shell process (see the shell
Thank you so much for that hint!
> Alternatively you could use a list of strings as the command so that no
> shell is used in the first place, i.e. "prog param" would become
> ["prog", "param"]. This approach has the advantage that you don't have
> to worry about shell quoting but it's less portable because it's not
> even documented (I'll file a bug report for that).
This really seems to work, too if I use:
self.pp = popen2.Popen3(cmd.split())
I am just not sure if this is an additional feature or a bug?
Does anyone know this?
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