[Python 2.4/2.5] subprocess module is sorely deficient?

Harishankar v.harishankar at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 11:31:54 CEST 2008

On Wednesday 23 Apr 2008 14:46:20 Christian Heimes wrote:
> Harishankar schrieb:
> > Is there any platform independent way to launch a terminal window from a
> > desktop (Windows, Linux, etc.)?
> No, there isn't. It usually not possible to create a graphical terminal
> window on a remote server.
> Christian

Ah, well, since my application is a desktop tool and it requires a GUI I'm 
doing something like this:

However, I have to then force the user to use xterm (which is a popular/common 
X Terminal)

if (sys.platform.startswith ('win'):
    # launch the windows cmd.exe with the command
    # warn the user that xterm is required and then launch xterm

V. Harishankar


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