killing own process in windows

Christian Heimes lists at
Sun Mar 7 23:36:54 CET 2010

News123 wrote:
> Hi,
> How can I kill my own process?
> Some multithreaded programs, that I have are unable to stop when ctrl-C
> is pressed.
> Some can't be stopped with sys.exit()

You have to terminate the XMP-RPC server or the manager first. Check the

You can terminate a Python process with os._exit() but I recommend that
you find another way. os._exit() is a hard termination. It kills the
process without running any cleanup code like atexit handlers and
Python's internal cleanups. Open files aren't flushed to disk etc.


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