how to start a new process while the other ist running on

Erik Geiger Erik.geiger at
Wed Dec 22 11:10:29 CET 2004

Fredrik Lundh schrieb:

> Erik Geiger wrote:
>> How to start a shell script without waiting for the exit of that shell
>> script? It shall start the shell script and immediately execute the next
>> python command.
> if you have Python 2.4, you can use the subprocess module:
> see the spawn(P_NOWAIT) example for how to use it in your
> case:

Thats what I've tried, but it did not work. Maybe it's because I want to
start something like su -c '/path/to/skript $parameter1 $parameter2' user
I don't understand the syntax of spawn os.spawnlp(os.P_NOWAIT, "/path/to
script", "the script again?", "the args for the script?")

> as others have noted, os.spawn(P_NOWAIT) can be used directly, as
> can os.system("command&") (where the trailing "&" tells the shell to run
> the command in the background).

Thats what I've used in the Shellscript, but I haven't realized how to use
it in thy python script, thanks! :)

> subprocess is available for Python 2.2 and 2.3 as well, by the way:
> </F>

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zu hauen.

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