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Old 03-09-2009, 06:53 AM   #1
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Question unknown escape sequence: '\040'

Hello folks ..
am trying to understand ptrace for my project by running few trial program ..

i get this error
unknown escape sequence: '\040'

this is one of those trial programs
/* `tracer' parent */
#include <sys/ptrace.h>
#include <signal.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/wait.h>
int pid, status;
if((pid = fork()) == 0) {
execl("/home2/lfy/child1", "child1", 0);
printf("exec failed...\n");
} else {
kill(pid, SIGINT);
wait(&status); // wait for child to stop
printf("child has stopped...\n");
ptrace(PTRACE_CONT, pid, 0, 0);
/* Will not come out of this wait because
* child does not terminate.

/* compile this program to `child1' */
#include <sys/ptrace.h>
ptrace(PTRACE_TRACEME, 0, 0, 0);
while(1) printf("hello\n");

thank you
Old 03-09-2009, 07:48 AM   #2
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I have faced the same issue it is because of your editor version, kindly use vi instead of gedit or vice versa to identify the these special characters.

Eclipse is also a good choice for trying c programming



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