[clug-talk] Call a program in C and get the child PID?
roy at silicontao.com
Mon Sep 19 09:31:38 PDT 2005
Does anyone know how to call a child program in C and get the PID?
The system command only returns the exit code, fork copies the running
program and the many version of exec terminate the original program.
I want to spawn the called program, keep it running and get the PID
back. I want my C program to start a shell in xterm and then be able to
go and do other things and watch for the xterm shell to be closed by the
ChildPid = SomeHowGetTheChildPid();
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