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fork() with cygwin

tranicus
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Hello,

I tried some test to see cygwin can do fork() on Windows XP, sample code:

value=10

int pid
pid=fork()

if [ pid < 0 ]
  fprintf(stderr, "fork() failed")
else if [ pid == 0 ]
  value += 10;
  printf("Child: Value = %d\n", value)
else if [ pid > 0 ]
  wait(NULL);
  printf("Parent: Value = %d\n", value)

But I am getting error indicated fork() is not support by cygwin:

"value=10
+ value=10

int pid
+ int pid
fork_example.sh: line 3: int: command not found
pid=fork()
fork_example.sh: line 4: syntax error near unexpected token `('
fork_example.sh: line 4: `pid=fork()'  "

Any Guru out there have an alternative to fork on cygwin?  Or is my code just wrong?

Many Thanks.
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