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How to kill a thread in python?

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I want my thread to be killed when I receive a particular message from Master.(I want my thread to stop whatever it is doing and come out.)

I tried few things but not working,
1) thread_name.exit()
2) thread_name.daemon = True

Any other way?

posted Apr 30, 2015 by Chirag Gangdev

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You can't terminate a thread from another.

But self can be terminated with join, please check -
https://docs.python.org/2/library/threading.html#threading.Thread.join

answer Apr 30, 2015 by Salil Agrawal
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