killing a script

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Sun Aug 28 22:51:13 EDT 2011

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 12:41 PM, Russ P. <russ.paielli at> wrote:
> On Aug 28, 6:52 pm, MRAB <pyt... at> wrote:
>> You could look at the return value of os.system, which may tell you the
>> exit status of the process.
> Thanks for the suggestion. Yeah, I guess I could do that, but it seems
> that there should be a simpler way to just kill the "whole enchilada."
> Hitting Control-C over and over is a bit like whacking moles.

I believe the idea of this suggestion is for the outer script to
notice that the inner script terminated via Ctrl-C, and would then
immediately choose to terminate itself - thus avoiding the
whack-a-mole effect.


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