Launching a subprocess without waiting around for the result?

r0g aioe.org at technicalbloke.com
Fri Sep 19 16:37:57 CEST 2008


erikcw wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I have a cgi script where users are uploading large files for
> processing.  I want to launch a subprocess to process the file so the
> user doesn't have to wait for the page to load.
> 
> What is the correct way to launch subprocess without waiting for the
> result to return?
> 
> Thanks!

Try exec() with " &" at the end of your command line.

Roger.



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