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anbrus is almost right, but you don't need wait to get SIGCHLD. The os always sends you that when the child exits. You just need to handle it. Try setting $SIG{CHLD} = 'IGNORE'; before launching the child.

After Compline,
Zaxo


In reply to Re: Using 'kill' to see if a process is stil alive by Zaxo
in thread Using 'kill' to see if a process is stil alive by fletcher_the_dog

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