suppress opening command window after using os.system command

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Thu Jun 12 11:51:12 CEST 2008

En Thu, 12 Jun 2008 05:28:13 -0300, boriq <boris.smirnov at>  

> I'm using in my script command os.system('command') on Windows XP.
> Each time the os.system command is used, python opens an empty ms-dos
> command window (the black one) and then closes it. So when in one
> script the os.system command 50 times is used, I see 50 black windows.
> Is there a way of how to suppress this unnecessary command windows to
> be opened?

Use the subprocess module instead of os.system

Gabriel Genellina

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