Solved

C Spawning

Posted on 1997-08-29
1
177 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-15
I have an application that I would like to be a child process called by a custom Cprogram that I write.  I do not know any way to terminate the child process progmatically hence I was thinking I could run it as a child process and when I was ready to shut down call a function in the parent program which would also terminate the child process along with the parent.

Is this possible?
0
Comment
Question by:larrykizziah
1 Comment
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
msmits earned 100 total points
ID: 1253813
On UNIX you can use fork() to create a child process and system() or exec() to start your child application.
The fork() returns the child process id number. You can use this processnumber to send a kill signal to the child.

If you are using DOS, this is close to impossible as child process or processes are not supported.

If you are using WinNT and Win95, there are CreateProcess() and TerminateProcess().

0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Using unmanaged DLL from managed application 14 295
Best UNIX-compatible free C compiler for Windows or Mac 6 254
sameEnds challenge 3 180
A  &&  B  || (C||D) how it works in c 7 104
Have you thought about creating an iPhone application (app), but didn't even know where to get started? Here's how: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Important pre-programming comments: I’ve never tri…
An Outlet in Cocoa is a persistent reference to a GUI control; it connects a property (a variable) to a control.  For example, it is common to create an Outlet for the text field GUI control and change the text that appears in this field via that Ou…
The goal of this video is to provide viewers with basic examples to understand and use pointers in the C programming language.
The goal of this video is to provide viewers with basic examples to understand and use structures in the C programming language.

831 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question