spawn or fork

Eric Brunel eric_brunel at
Wed Dec 8 17:07:20 CET 2004

C Gillespie wrote:
>>What are you trying to do exactly? If you provide more explanations, we
> may
>>provide a better help than the simplistic one above.
> Dear All,
> Thanks for the suggestions.
> Basically, I have the situation where a user (via the web) requests data
> from a database that has to be written to file. However, this takes a couple
> of minutes. So the way I thought of doing this is:
> 1. create an empty file.
> 2a. tell the user where to look for the file.
> 2b. spawn a process to insert data into the file.
> This way the user can see the data as its being written.

You may want to use threads for this instead of processes. See

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