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I wrote some statements like below:
os.system(cmd) #do something subprocess.call('taskkill /F /IM exename.exe')
both will pop up a console.
How can I stop it from popping up the console?
STARTUPINFO can hide the console window:
si = subprocess.STARTUPINFO() si.dwFlags |= subprocess.STARTF_USESHOWWINDOW #si.wShowWindow = subprocess.SW_HIDE # default subprocess.call('taskkill /F /IM exename.exe', startupinfo=si)
Or set the creation flags to disable creating the window:
CREATE_NO_WINDOW = 0x08000000 subprocess.call('taskkill /F /IM exename.exe', creationflags=CREATE_NO_WINDOW)
The above is still a console process with valid handles for console I/O (verified by calling
GetFileType on the handles returned by
GetStdHandle). It just has no window and doesn’t inherit the parent’s console, if any.
You can go a step farther by forcing the child to have no console at all:
DETACHED_PROCESS = 0x00000008 subprocess.call('taskkill /F /IM exename.exe', creationflags=DETACHED_PROCESS)
In this case the child’s standard handles (i.e.
GetStdHandle) are 0, but you can set them to an open disk file or pipe such as
subprocess.DEVNULL (3.3) or
shell=True argument to the subprocess calls.
subprocess.call('taskkill /F /IM exename.exe', shell=True)
Or, if you don’t need to wait for it, use
subprocess.Popen rather than
subprocess.Popen('taskkill /F /IM exename.exe', shell=True)
subprocess.call('powershell.exe taskkill /F /IM exename.exe', shell=True)
Try to change the extension from .py to .pyw
Its basically just a Python User Interface file. So it opens up a new Window without the command line. chech this link (filext.com/file-extension/PYW)