Spawn a process, then exit, whilst leaving process running?

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Sun Feb 10 04:50:07 CET 2013


On Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:04:33 -0800, Victor Hooi wrote:

> I have a Python script that I'd like to spawn a separate process (SSH
> client, in this case), and then have the script exit whilst the process
> continues to run.
> 
> I looked at Subprocess, however, that leaves the script running, and it's
> more for spawning processes and then dealing with their output.
> 
> Somebody mentioned multiprocessing, however, I'm not sure quite sure how
> that would work here.
> 
> What's the most Pythontic way of achieving this purpose?

On Unix, the os.exec* functions might be appropriate, depending upon
whether the script needs to do anything afterwards. Otherwise, use
subprocess.Popen().




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