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How to fire a process fully in the background



Feb 6, 2001, 2:01 AM

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How to fire a process fully in the background Can't Post

I am currently trying to call another process, send it to the background and forget about it although it is still running. So my script should go on without waiting for the result of the called program. I tried a fork followed by an exec:

if (fork) { exec 'foo' } else {print "problems\n"}

Unfortunately this if statement does both cases, first it performs the exec perfectly as i want it and then it makes the printout from the else statement.

Can someone give me a hint what's wrong about that or how to solve ?

Thanks and greetings


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