[Tutor] os.startfile?

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Thu Jun 24 21:14:57 CEST 2010

Nethirlon wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 7:36 PM, Jim Byrnes<jf_byrnes at comcast.net>  wrote:
>> I am trying to run an example program that contains the line
>> os.startfile('socket-nongui.py') which is Windows only.  What would be the
>> command to use on Linux?  All files are in the same folder.
>> Thanks,  Jim
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> Hi Jim,
> Is this perhaps what you are looking for?
> import os
> os.system('ls -lt>  output.txt')
> Kind regards,
> Nethirlon

I don't think so but it is my fault.  When I asked the question I 
thought I gave enough info but I see now that I didn't.

The os.startfile('socket-nongui.py) line was in a gui program that 
demonstrates how to start and communicate with a non-gui program.  It is 
Windows specific so I looked for but could not find a drop  in 
replacement that works on Linux.

Thanks,  Jim

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