> -----Original Message-----
> From: nobu.nokada / softhome.net [mailto:nobu.nokada / softhome.net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 8:59 AM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: Re: Starting and stopping a child process in Windows
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> At Wed, 27 Apr 2005 23:53:52 +0900,
> Berger, Daniel wrote in [ruby-talk:140048]:
> > > With 1.9 feature:
> > > 
> > >   $ ruby -v -e 'pid = spawn("cmd.exe"); sleep 3;
> > > Process.kill("TERM", pid); puts; p Process.waitpid(pid); p $?'
> > >   ruby 1.9.0 (2005-04-22) [i386-cygwin]
> > >   Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]
> > >   (C) Copyright 1985-2000 Microsoft Corp.
> > > 
> > >   c:\ruby>
> > >   2140
> > >   #<Process::Status: pid=2140,signaled(SIGTERM=15)>
> > 
> > Which of the many flavors of spawn are you using on Win32?  And how 
> > does it work on Unix?
> 
> Which?  I just use built-in method, and it works on other 
> platforms almost too, except for DJGPP and a few.

_spawn, _spawnl, _spawnle, _spawnlpe, _spawnv, _spawnve, _spawnvp,
_spawnvpe are on Windows.

I don't even think I realized Unix had a spawn function (or I forgot).
Looks like it's just a combined fork + exec.

Regards,

Dan