[Zope] Why doesn't os.system(command) work?

Reinoud van Leeuwen reinoud.v at n.leeuwen.net
Fri Aug 17 03:58:38 EDT 2007

On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 10:40:45PM -0700, rieh25 wrote:
> I think it's finding the programm because I'm using the complete path. And
> when I test it using the wrong programm name, it returns a 1. But instead,
> when I pass it the right name, it just hangs. In the task manager there is
> an entry for the program, but it doesn't seem to execute. Thanks for the
> help.

How is your Zope running? If it is running as a system service it has 
nothing to do with the current logged on user that has a desktop open. So 
Windows will not show notepad on the desktop... 
The question is: what is the problem you are trying to solve with this? 
Why should the webserver open a notepad? Try playing with a commandline 
program that does something usefull but does not need interaction (a batch 
file or something like that)

"Nothing is as subjective as reality"
Reinoud van Leeuwen    reinoud.v at n.leeuwen.net

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