Spawn/Kill Process

Daniel Nogradi nogradi at
Fri Mar 31 18:48:10 CEST 2006

> I need to write a script that starts an exe and then continues through
> the script. I am able to start the exe file but my script doesn't
> continue because the process I start runs in the background of Windows
> (as it is supposed to). I have tried using both os.system and os.popen
> to get around this but still no luck. It seems as if Python does not
> move to the next line of code UNTIL the program spawned completes
> (which this one never will as it is supposed to continuously run in
> the background). Does anyone know of a way around this so I can spawn
> the program and continue through my script?

You might want to try the spawn* family of functions and pass the
P_NOWAIT mode parameter. You can read all things spawn* here:

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