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Re: system() fails on pristine Windows systems
Archie Warnock wrote:
> > You could fork() and exec(), or just call one of the spawn() family of
> > functions. This is all open source you know, you could look and see how
> > system() is implemented in winsup/cygwin/syscalls.cc.
> I'll have to look and see there. The fork()/exec()/spawn() functions
> don't quite do what I need, though.
system() is just a wrapper around spawnvp(). If spawn() isn't what you
want then neither is system(). spawn() does not necessarily replace the
current process (_P_OVERLAY), it can also start and optionally wait for
a subprocess (_P_WAIT, _P_NOWAIT, _P_DETACH).
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