Run a program from python, and have it continue to run after the script is killed

The child process receives the same SIGINT as your parent process because it’s in the same process group. You can put the child in its own process group by calling os.setpgrp() in the child process. Popen‘s preexec_fn argument is useful here: subprocess.Popen([‘nohup’, ‘my_command’], stdout=open(‘/dev/null’, ‘w’), stderr=open(‘logfile.log’, ‘a’), preexec_fn=os.setpgrp ) (preexec_fn is for un*x-oids only. There … Read more