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Its my first question and mail on this forum .
Actually i m developing an application in which , when application runs , it forks 4 childs, i want to display a new terminal for each child process and execute a program using execl(), pleas tell me how can i execute a terminal(bash) from my application
I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to do here. If you want to just start bash from a program than you can use one of the exec() family of functions to run /bin/bash.
However, if you're trying to open a new terminal window under X then you'd use one of the exec() family of functions to call your terminal application (i.e. xterm, konsole, etc.)
If you just want to run 4 different commands then opening a new shell (bash) is quite unnecessary. But if you want to open 4 new terminal windows and then have 1 command run in each then you can use popen() to run xterm/konsole/whatever and then send your command to the pointer that popen() returned. Something like this:
for(i = 0;i < 4;+=i)
term = popen("/usr/X11R6/bin/xterm", "w");
I think that would work anyway. I don't have access to a linux box at the moment
If I didn't answer your question just leave some more detail on what you're trying to accomplish.
Hi ! Actually i have not worked much in Linux,
we have used linuc GUI , and developed our application in C .
Now i want to run each process in different trminal , bcaz when i runall processes in one terminal , time is not given to all processes concurretly ,and one can se that which process is executing at this time and all other processes running in that terminal remains idle, so thats why i want torun each process in different terminal ,
just tyell methat how can i execute a new terminal from y program and run a seperate process in it