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Old 07-21-2004, 12:31 PM   #1
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Question assigning a process id


I want to start a process, and assign it a pid myself, so that later on I can kill it. How can I do that, and how can I take care that the pid is not already being used by another process?
 
Old 07-21-2004, 12:44 PM   #2
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you can't. most functions in most languages will, when executing an external process, return the external pid for your use later. the principle of being able to pick your own pid's doesn't make sense, and is pretty nonsensical.. no offense ;-)
 
Old 07-21-2004, 12:52 PM   #3
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Then, can u tell me how can I recover the pid of the process i've just started. I have to do all this within a program, so I can't just do 'ps' and look for the pid.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 01:47 PM   #4
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http://www.delorie.com/gnu/docs/glibc/libc_566.html

is that what you need?

http://www.delorie.com/gnu/docs/glibc/libc_563.html

or that? (the first one comes from the second one, just for small note)
 
Old 07-21-2004, 02:31 PM   #5
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yeah, i think u've solved my problem. Thanks
 
  


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