Spawning processes on host OS with unix:cmd/1
Fri Dec 7 21:38:56 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...:-)
How very simple :-). Can't believe I didn't see that possibility
earlier. Oh, and by the way, I now use os:cmd/1 as it appears unix:cmd/1
Thanks for your help.
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