open and shut case

Erik Heneryd erik at heneryd.com
Mon Sep 27 16:28:07 CEST 2004


Erik Heneryd wrote:
> Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> 
>> On Sun, 26 Sep 2004 16:55:48 GMT, "Elaine Jackson"
>> <elainejackson7355 at home.com> declaimed the following in
>> comp.lang.python:
>>
>>
>>> "Cameron Laird" <claird at lairds.us> wrote in message
>>> news:nf1i22-7hd.ln1 at lairds.us...
>>> | Did this [some snipped code] meet your needs, Ms. Jackson?
>>>
>>> Here's what it does:
>>>
>>>
>>>>>> import os, win32api
>>>>>> pid = os.spawnlp(os.P_NOWAIT, "iexplore.exe",
>>>
>>>
>>> "iexplore.exe",r"c:\blabla\hej.html")
>>>
>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>  File "<pyshell#1>", line 1, in -toplevel-
>>>    pid = os.spawnlp(os.P_NOWAIT, "iexplore.exe",
>>> "iexplore.exe",r"c:\blabla\hej.html")
>>> AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'spawnlp'
>>>
>>
>>
>>     It seems the spawn family doesn't have the "search in PATH"
>> option... os.execlp does exist, but likely doesn't do what you want
>> either...
>>
> 
> It does, see http://docs.python.org/lib/os-process.html.
> exec* replaces the current process, so you can't use that if you expect 
> it to return.  I can't see why my code shouldn't work (though I'm not on 
> a Windows box so I can't test it).

Forget about it.  I just actually read the spawn* docs:

Availability: Unix, Windows. spawnlp(), spawnlpe(), spawnvp() and 
spawnvpe() are not available on Windows. New in version 1.6.


Erik



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