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Re: spawning multiple child processes

by jepri (Parson)
on Jun 21, 2002 at 05:17 UTC ( #176228=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to spawning multiple child processes

You are looking for the fork command. Fork creates two running processes, one the original and one the clone. A process may fork itself as often as it wants. This is how you do your 150 child processes.

Several people have built modules around fork, such as parallel::forkmanager or parallel::taskmanager can't remember names.

In your case, however, I think you just want to fork 150 times. Read the man page very closely, it takes a bit to wrap your mind around it.

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