[PythonCE] launch external application from pythonCE

Stewart Midwinter stewart.midwinter at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 18:26:53 CET 2005

Darn, I forgot my PDA at home so I can try this out.  My suggestion
would be to see if os.system() is available, and use that. If Pocket
Internet Explorer's file name is iexplore.exe, do something like the

#import sys, os
sys.path.append('\\Program Files\\Python\\Lib')
cmd = "iexplore.exe http://www.cbc.ca"

Note that your Python app is still running, but unable to do anything
else, while iexplore is running, if you use this approach.  To unlock
the Python app, use a different approach, like execv or popen or its

Let us know if this works!


On Thu, 13 Jan 2005 10:04:55 +0100, Geir Egeland <geir.egeland at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> How can I launch Internet Explorer from a  python program ?

Stewart Midwinter
stewart at midwinter.ca
stewart.midwinter at gmail.com

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