Restarting a Python Application

Kelvie Wong kelvie at
Sun Jul 8 00:11:11 CEST 2007

Ugh.. this would be a repost for the OP, but I forgot to hit "reply to
all" again.

This should do it:

os.execv(sys.argv[0], sys.argv)

Not sure how portable that statement is, though.

On 7/3/07, kyosohma at <kyosohma at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I packaged up an application I am developing into an executable. In
> the application, it has user configurable options. I would like a way
> to restart the application so that the new options the user chooses
> can be applied. Firefox can restart itself. Does anyone know how to
> accomplish this in Python?
> Here is what I tried:
> <code>
> exePath = os.path.join(os.getcwd(), 'myprogram.exe')
> subprocess.Popen(exePath)
> sys.exit()
> </code>
> This didn't work. It closed the program, but another instance did not
> appear.
> Tips would be appreciated.
> Mike
> --


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