os.system(cmd) isn't working

Paul Watson pwatson at redlinepy.com
Thu Jun 23 08:19:11 CEST 2005

"Gregory Piñero" <gregpinero at gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:mailman.787.1119499378.10512.python-list at python.org...
Hi guys,

I'm trying to run this statement:

os.system(r'"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"' + '

The goal is to have firefox open to that website.

When I type r'"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"' + '
"www.blendedtechnologies.com"' in the python interpreter I get:

'"C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe"

And when I copy this into my command prompt (less outermost ' )
firefox opens up to that page like I would expect.  However in python
nothing happens and I get exit status 1.

I'm using Python 2.3 on Windows XP pro service pack 2.

I'd greatly appriciate any help.



These seemed to work on one machine for Python 2.1 and 2.4.

>>> os.system('\"C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/firefox.exe\" 
>>> http://www.blendedtechnologies.com/')
>>> os.system('\"C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe\" 
>>> http://www.blendedtechnologies.com/')
>>> os.system(r'"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" 
>>> http://www.blendedtechnologies.com/')

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