I'm not familiar with ARP, but you normally can control the STD* streams with overrides, e.g. for STDOUT you can redirect the output with OVRDBF OUTPUT TOFILE(mylib/myfile) You'll need to execute this command _before_ the file is opened and I assume you'll also need to experiemnt a little with how far the override reaches, you do it by the OVRSCOPE and OPNSCOPE-parameters /Joakim Joakim Svensson, Capgemini Sweden -----Original Message----- From: c400-l-bounces+joakim.svensson=capgemini.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:c400-l-bounces+joakim.svensson=capgemini.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of kapil gupta Sent: den 19 januari 2005 17:43 To: c400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [C400-L] Need help with capturing STDOUT Hi, I am facing problem in collecting the output(stdout, stderr) of child processes on Windows. I am working in C and using the APR(Apache Portable Runtime) library. APR's routines for process creation and redirection are being used. My program calls the perl engine to execute a perl script. Before creating this child process(perl execution), its stdout and stderr are redirected to some file. Once this child process is spawned, its outputs are rightly directed to specified file. This works fine if the called process writes directly to STDOUT. The problem occurs if this child process internally calls another process. This grand child's output is not getting redirected to that specified file. This grand child is getting spawned using "system" in the perl script. Note however that the output is visible on the console that pops up. The same code works fine on Linux. I am using Windows 2000, apr-1.0.1 Release. Any help would be much appretiated. Thanks, Kapil This message contains information that may be privileged or confidential and is the property of the Capgemini Group. It is intended only for the person to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are not authorized to read, print, retain, copy, disseminate, distribute, or use this message or any part thereof. If you receive this message in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete all copies of this message.