sigchld vs. os.popen, os.command, etc.

Donn Cave donn at
Wed Mar 8 01:39:27 CET 2000

Quoth Niels Diepeveen <niels at>:
| Donn Cave schreef:
|> It's too bad select() can't wait for processes along with I/O, that
|> would be a nice solution in some cases.
| What if you pass the write end of an unused pipe to the child process?
| When the child terminates it will be closed and select() will return
| ready on the read end. At least that is what I would expect.

Yes, that's worth trying.

	Donn Cave, University Computing Services, University of Washington
	donn at

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