creating single-instance executables using python/py2exe

Sybren Stuvel sybrenUSE at
Fri Nov 11 14:42:51 CET 2005

Satchidanand Haridas enlightened us with:
> a new instance is created when I double click on two different
> files. Is there a way in which I can make sure only one instance is
> created?

You could open a listening socket to listen for "open file" commands.
If opening that socket fails (address already in use), connect a
client socket to it, send the appropriate "open file" command, and

That way, you even have a cross-platform solution.

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capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself? 
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