I'm using Debian GNU/Linux, and I want to use mpg123 and ogg123.

-Kurt

On Sun, Aug 17, 2003 at 03:17:50AM +0900, Hal E. Fulton wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kurt M. Dresner" <kdresner / cs.utexas.edu>
> To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
> Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 1:12 PM
> Subject: spawning a process
> 
> 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm looking through the Ruby documentation and I'm trying to find an
> > equivalent to the Python: "pid = os.spawnv(os.P_NOWAIT, program, args)".
> > 
> > I want to play a sound file in a new process, but I want the ability to
> > terminate, stop, and continue this process from the file I am in.
> > 
> > Any suggestions?
> 
> I suppose that depends in part on what OS you're on
> and how the sound player exposes its controls.
> 
> If you're on Linux or the equivalent, fork and pipe
> will work. There's also exec and so on. Don't think 
> these work on Windows.
> 
> You might look into wrapping the sound player in a
> drb server that you can then invoke from anywhere.
> 
> Hal
> 
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> Hal Fulton
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