[Tutor] Running a script in the background

Michael Crawford dalupus at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 05:38:41 CEST 2012

For windows not sure but for osx just add an & after the command.

python myscript.py &

On Sep 1, 2012, at 11:29 PM, Michael Lewis <mjolewis at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I am sorry to ask this when there are a lot of resources online regarding the subject, but I've spent the past two days trying to figure this out and I don't get it.
> I have a script that will run forever. Since it runs forever, I don't want to see the interpreter or command line. I want the program to run in the background so I don't see it at all.
> How can I do this? For some background, my script essentially check every x minutes to see if any files have been updated and then moves them to dropbox.
> I want to be able to do this on both OSX Mountain Lion and Windows 7. If need be, I can create two separate scripts to separate out the two OS's.
> Thanks!
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> Michael J. Lewis
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