Running python automatically in the background

Michael Surette msurette at laframboise.net
Wed Jan 28 16:14:26 CET 2004


On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 17:29:53 -0800, Alfred wrote:

> hi all,
> 
> i'm trying to figure out if there is some easy way to run a python
> script in the background _without_ specifying "&" in a linux
> enivornment.
> 
> script.py &
> 
> vs
> 
> script.py
> 
> is there an easy way to do this?
> 
> been looking around but couldn't find any docs to support a
> possibility.
> 
> thanks!
> 
> - al
I forget where I first found this snippet, but it's probably what you want.

  PID= os.fork()
  if PID != 0:  sys.exit()




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