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Thanks! It works!
Yuanming Chen

On 3/5/06, David Morris-Oliveros <> wrote:
You can call "start" first:

os.execute('start "window title" "notepad.exe"')

The problem with start.exe is that the first quoted parameter is the
title of the window, so, doing this:

os.execute('start "c:\\full path\\to\\notepad.exe"')

Will open up a console window with the title bar as "c:\\full
path\\to\\notepad.exe", so, you have to put whatever infront of it, it
can just this:

os.execute('start "blah" "c:\\full path\\to\\notepad.exe"')


// David Morris-Oliveros
// Camera & Lua Coder

Yuanming Chen wrote:
> Recently I started to use LUA to write simple scripts to launch
> windows executables. But I noticed that when I call
> os.execute("notepad.exe") to spawn notepad application, the execution
> thread is blocked till one closes the notepad. Is there a way to
> execute the window executable without blocking? In my project, I don't
> care about whether the window executable is started correctly or not.
> Thanks for any thoughts on this.