subprocess.Popen on Windows

Werner F. Bruhin werner.bruhin at
Mon Oct 20 22:16:43 CEST 2008

I am trying to use subprocess - it basically works but.

                    command =  'ping ' + '-n '+ str(count) + ' -l ' + 
str(size) + ' ' + str(node)
                    print command
                    p = subprocess.Popen(command, stdin=subprocess.PIPE,
                    pout =

This works for me but I see the Windows command window, is there a way 
to call subprocess without a command window showing?

I am trying to replace:

fdout, fdin = popen2.popen4('ping -n '+ str(count)+ ' -l '+ str(size) +' 

Which did not show the command window.

I did quit a bit of googling bug so far did not find an answer to my 

Appreciate any hints on how this can be accomplished.


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