How to tell if a forked process is done?
Klaus Alexander Seistrup
spam at magnetic-ink.dk
Thu Sep 25 08:21:39 CEST 2003
Christos TZOTZIOY Georgiou wrote:
> Thus "your next spawn" seems not relevant.
I beg to differ. By "your next spawn" I'm not talking about spawning
from the current process. It could be a job on a nother terminal, a
cron job etc.
>> killing blindly is bad programming practice.
> Yes, it is; I have used kill(pid,0) in the past, aware that it's a
> quick and dirty solution. Semaphores are much more safe in such a
I fully agree.
><> unselfish actions pay back better
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