popen(1-4) as a seperate process

Astan Chee stanc at al.com.au
Fri Nov 17 09:40:49 CET 2006



Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Nov 2006 18:53:41 +1100, Astan Chee <stanc at al.com.au>
> declaimed the following in comp.lang.python:
>
>
>   
>> What would be a good method to do this? I've tried your 
>> os.system("command&") and the spawned process is still the child of the 
>> current running process (which is not what I want to happen).
>> Thanks again and sorry for the confusion.
>>     
>
> 	The & trailer is UNIX/LINUX specific for detaching a process. There
> may be other commands needed for Windows. Especially as, I think, the &
> syntax can create processes that remain running even if the user logs
> off... Something Windows doesn't really support.
>
> 	Windows os.startfile(...) MIGHT do what you want
>   
Yes I know & works in unix/linux; I thought it worked in windows also.
But thanks, os.startfile() worked perfectly.
Cheers



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