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starting and stopping a program from inside a python script

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Aloha!
I want to terminate a process/program from within a python script.

For example,
if I have a program say foo.sh that starts running, then I can run it
from within a python script using
os.popen('foo.sh') which starts a program/process say 'bar'

At some point later, I want to kill 'bar'. Currently, I start off the
process and then when the python script exits, the process 'bar' is
still running and I have to issue ps -ef | grep 'bar' and then kill
it.

Is there any better way of doing this?

Jul 3 '06 #1
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You can store the pid of the process when started and later use it to kill it.

cheers,

On 3 Jul 2006 15:28:19 -0700, dfaber <de*******@gmail.comwrote:
Aloha!
I want to terminate a process/program from within a python script.

For example,
if I have a program say foo.sh that starts running, then I can run it
from within a python script using
os.popen('foo.sh') which starts a program/process say 'bar'

At some point later, I want to kill 'bar'. Currently, I start off the
process and then when the python script exits, the process 'bar' is
still running and I have to issue ps -ef | grep 'bar' and then kill
it.

Is there any better way of doing this?

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Jul 4 '06 #2

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