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I've been running a python script from the command line that's inserting data in a database for a couple of hours now. It will take at least half a day more before it's finished. However, I want to take the laptop with me to somewhere else. My sleep at closing lid settings (if they exist) are at default (I've never looked at them). If I close the lid and open it in 4 or 5 hours, will the python script resume from where it left off? If not, can this be set to work in the preferences somehow?

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It should continue, if your script has any error-handling for loosing connection to the database (assuming off-site DB).

Though the exact behaviour is hard to predict without seeing the actual code. Sleeping the system may also leed to unexpected results in the script.

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  • Thanks. It's a local database, so connection is not a problem.
    – Niek
    Nov 6 '12 at 12:09
  • @Niek - so you are testing this for all of us. Can you post your results? :)
    – carbontax
    Nov 6 '12 at 12:19
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    @carbontax it continued where it left off after I opened it again
    – Niek
    Nov 6 '12 at 16:47

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