thanks simon, my program is working fine.

i have another doubt about passing file descriptors. if i have a file
something like this in the parent program, how can i pass this descriptor to
the child process ??

main()
{
FILE *fprt;
char f_path_name[]  = "mylib/myfile(my_member)";

fprt = fopen(f_path_name,"w");
....

spawn();

.....
}

how do i convert fptr to a string so that i can pass it to spawn(). i
believe fptr is a pointer to a structure.


rgds.,
srikanth d



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> From:         Simon Coulter[SMTP:shc@flybynight.com.au]
> Reply To:     c400-l@midrange.com
> Sent:         Tuesday, April 16, 2002 3:00 PM
> To:   c400-l@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: [C400-L] spawn() problem
>
>
> Srikanth_D wrote:
> child_pid = spawn(pgm_nam,
>                       0,
>                       NULL,
>                       &inherit,
>                       NULL,    <====== This cannot be NULL
>                       envVars);
>
> The description of the fifth parameter is:
> "argv[]
> (Input) An array of pointers to strings that contain the argument list for
> the executable file. The last element in the array must be the NULL
> pointer. If this parameter is NULL, an error occurs. "
>
> As the documentation states, if you pass a null pointer it will cause an
> error.
>
> Regards,
> Simon Coulter.
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