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Re: Process id

by tachyon (Chancellor)
on Dec 07, 2004 at 06:04 UTC ( #412835=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Process id

One way is to do a fork/exec which is all system really is anyway:

my $pid = fork (); die "Fork failed!\n" unless defined $pid; if ( $pid == 0 ) { # convert kid to java process exec( $path_to_java_process ); exit 0; # for clarity, we don't actually get here } # in the parent $pid holds PID of child which is (now) the java proces +s



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Re^2: Process id
by tilly (Archbishop) on Dec 07, 2004 at 16:03 UTC
    If you're going to be launching processes yourself, don't forget to reap them as well. If you want to catch errors on exit, you'll probably want to call wait or waitpid to do that.

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