restarting a program from itself

Posted on 1999-01-20
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
After the user finishes with the program I write, I want the program to restart automatically (it starts in a 'sleep' mode).
What is the best way to restart the program from it's own end?
Question by:gilbert_chang
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ID: 1184574
Is there any reason why you can't just include the main-code in a while-loop? For example using

int looping = 0;
while (looping == 0)
    if (userWantsToQuit)
        looping = 1;

I often use a Timer which runs the program when I want the program to restart after a set number of seconds..

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Zoppo earned 50 total points
ID: 1184575
At the end of your programm use something like

_spawnl( _P_NOWAIT, lpszAppFullPath, lpszAppFullPath, NULL );

hope that helps,


Author Comment

ID: 1184576
Trickster - what about threads and other memory structures I created in the program.
Trying to start them over might cuase explosions...right?

Author Comment

ID: 1184577
Thanks Zoppo!
This works.

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