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Old 05-18-2005, 06:23 AM   #1
chintan shah
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pls help me for my final year project

hi guys ,

m using the forum for the 1st time nd need some serious help
from you guys.
this query is for those who own a bit of experience in the
linux programming with c/c++.

currently , m doing my final year project in which , i am implementing shell in linux os. but at the peak of my project , certain things is serving as an serious obstacle.
in my project , i am trying to execute the executable binary files of the system , bcoz , i am basically implementing the command interpreter , i have done the parsing of the command line perfectly , and
my programme is correctly taking the path of the binary files i e /bin/ls etc.
but when , m trying to execute the binary files through the
execv system call , its not working at all.

if you guys ,could help me out with this difficulty , i can progress with my project .
if u wish i would send you my complete shell programme
for ur understanding after which you can help me out for solving this error.
its very urgent .
hope to listen from u soon.
Old 05-18-2005, 07:06 AM   #2
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What isn't working ?
Old 05-18-2005, 07:38 AM   #3
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hi chintan,
r u doing fork before doin execv() or not ?? otherwise it will overwrite ur shell program image with the /bin/ls image.



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