[Tutor] I may have solved my problem with killing tasks in Windows
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sat Apr 25 23:28:16 CEST 2009
"Ian Campbell" <ian-campbell at shaw.ca> wrote
>I am trying to use this so maybe no one has to reply... sorry to
> inconvenience anyone.
No inconvenience and I'm glad you posted the solution
That is pretty much what I had in mind but I didn't know
you could get the _handle from the return value in Popen!
That makes it much easier. I would still tend to run the
execute and wait from a separate thread just in case...
> def execute_and_wait(args, timeout=None):
> p = subprocess.Popen(args)
> if timeout:
> ret = WaitForSingleObject(p._handle, timeout)
> if ret==WAIT_TIMEOUT:
> TerminateProcess(p._handle, 1)
> return None
> return p.wait()
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