I dont think that it can be done from jython, but it certainly can be done from java.
Take a look at the Runtime class. You can do lots of these types of things there.
-|Arne Wulvik <wul@...> wrote on Wed Sep 12 09:25:13 EDT 2001:
Kind of a newbie question, but:
I'd like to be able to start other processes, like shell scripts, on the os (nt or unix) from a Jython script. I thought I could use os.fork, or os.system but they are not available in the java-dependent module used by os. Do I have to look for some java classes that does the trick?