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Re: Automatically killing a child

by ioannis (Vicar)
on May 19, 2006 at 03:10 UTC ( #550403=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Automatically killing a child

For the two-argument open() , the '-|' argument means fork.

The parent can reap the children with wait(), or waitpid(), or for some operating systems can reap them automatically by setting the CHLD signal. See perlipc for examples.

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