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spawn(),exec(): child pid

Postby ninja123 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:45 am

Hi All,

I want to create a child process that would start 'solitaire'(or any other game).
I want the pid of this game process.

How do I use spawnvp() in this context as spawn*() returns the pid of the process??

I tried the following:
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char *const parmList[] ={"sh", "-c", "/usr/photon/bin/solitaire", NULL};
pid_t  pid = 0;
pid = spawnvp(P_NOWAIT, "sh",parmList);

But the problem here is the return of 'pid' is the pid of the /bin/sh and not solitaire.

How do I change this?

Or is there any other way??

Thanks in advance
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RE: spawn(),exec(): child pid

Postby mario » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:53 am

then why do you start sh and not solitaire directly?
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