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I found my bug. When I forked and exec()ed, a sh instance was created so the & 2> /dev/null bit could be done. The mpg321 instance lived in a totally different process. I fixed it to not use the shell and it works great. I do have a small problem reaping the zombie children, though. If I have $SIG{CHLD} set to 'IGNORE', like it says in the Camel Book, then it'll reap 'em automatically, but I can't put in my own code to pop @PIDs. I tried the two loops given in the documentation, but they don't seem to work. Any clues? I'll check out the remote interface.

In reply to Re^2: Managing and sending signals to control MPG321 by dabreegster
in thread Managing and sending signals to control MPG321 by dabreegster

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