Re: Sleep freezing

From: Bill Marcum (bmarcum_at_iglou.com)
Date: 08/11/03

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    On 11 Aug 2003 10:49:05 -0700, Tom
      <beagleboythefirst@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > I read the man page for exec and still dont fully understand what it
    > does.
    >
    > Quote ->
    > This command treats its arguments as the specification of
    > one or more subprocesses to execute. The arguments take the
    > form of a standard shell pipeline where each arg becomes one
    > word of a command, and each distinct command becomes a sub-
    > process.
    >
    > When it says that the arguments take the form of a standard shell
    > pipeline does that mean that each seperate command has to be seperated
    > by a pipe symbol. Also it says that each command is executed in a
    > subprocess. When you execute a command from the shell is it not the
    > inherent behaviour that the command is executed as a subprocess?
    >
    The man page describes the exec system call. Read your shell's man page
    for a description of the exec shell command.


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