Spawning processes on host OS with unix:cmd/1

Fri Dec 7 21:23:58 CET 2001

Rick Pettit <rpettit@REDACTED> wrote:
>Is there a way to start a UNIX process from Erlang and get the pid?

I assume you don't want to interact with the program through a port
(otherwise unix:cmd() is not the way to go), but just get it running
independent from the Erlang system? Try this if so:

  unix:cmd("/your/program & echo $!")

(Nothing Erlang-specific really...:-)

--Per Hedeland

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