Terminating a subprocess '.exe'
fredrik at pythonware.com
Fri Mar 24 08:15:40 CET 2006
> I launch a Windows executable and wish to close it from Python. The
> code is below. Normally, my program waits for rib.exe to finish, but
> I'd like to be able to close it from python if possible. (I suppose if
> I was going to do this, I wouldn't use .wait() ) Any ideas ?
> # Launch a program without launching a whole new cmd prompt
> def launchWithoutConsole(command, args):
> """Launches 'command' windowless and waits until finished"""
> startupinfo = subprocess.STARTUPINFO()
> startupinfo.dwFlags |= subprocess.STARTF_USESHOWWINDOW
> return subprocess.Popen([command] + args,
> ribHandle = launchWithoutConsole("rib.exe",["recovery"])
> # Is there a way to close "rib.exe" using ribHandle ?
for 2.4 and earlier, see:
for 2.5 (upcoming) and later, you can use either the ctypes method
or the _subprocess.TerminateProcess() call.
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