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Old 07-14-2004, 09:02 AM   #1
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Forking under Slackware 10


i've run into a slight problem, i've got a dual bot of XP and Slackware 10 installed sucessfully... however i'vejust found i don't have FORK, i did select to install everything, and i have no idea whree to getit from....

does anyone know how/where i can source it from... i thought it was in my slackware 9.1 install.. but i must be mistaken?

otherthan that it's rock solid and runing great(ok apache is playing games.. but thats anoher story)

any help?

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Old 07-14-2004, 09:07 AM   #2
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Could you be more precise ? As far I know 'forking' is an action to create a child process from a main program
 
Old 07-14-2004, 09:15 AM   #3
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There isn't a program [Ff][Oo][Rr][Kk] on neither Slackware 9.1 or 10.0. I have a full install (including extra packages) of both on different partitions and the only thing I can find is a help file from tclX.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 09:49 AM   #4
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Are you talking about this? http://sourceforge.net/projects/fork/
 
Old 07-14-2004, 11:36 PM   #5
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aha yes, thats the sourceforge link i was after,
fork is a program used to execute a command detached from the shell, the shell recieves NO messages from it..
it's commonly used in webserver environments(as i'm using it for) and also is used during startup-scripts ofccasionally if the process is going to take along time to execute, yes the system must still continue to boot regardless.

thansk for the link, i don't knowwhy i didn't find it myself...

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Old 07-15-2004, 07:37 AM   #6
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bash supports forking internaly :

#!/bin/bash
updatedb &
echo "I actually display this message while updatedb is running "
 
Old 07-15-2004, 08:59 AM   #7
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If you use &, you DO get messages from the program (if it outputs any of course.. ).
 
Old 07-15-2004, 09:05 AM   #8
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no, if you use the null device :
command 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null &

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Old 07-15-2004, 01:54 PM   #9
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Yes, you have a choice of the above or using fork, personally, fork is a little quicker to type in :)
 
Old 07-15-2004, 02:01 PM   #10
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Ok so :
Code:
#!/bin/bash
exec $1 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null &
Save it at /usr/bin/fork and chmod +x it
 
Old 07-16-2004, 03:30 PM   #11
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Oh shush you :D - that's probably all fork is, a two line shell script :P!

To be honest, I just did add it to my /usr/bin,

cheers ;)
 
  


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