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Re: system-question

From: Mats Jansson
Subject: Re: system-question
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 10:59:08 +0200

John W. Eaton wrote:

> On 29-Oct-1999, Mats Jansson <address@hidden> wrote:
>| Thanks Joao!
>| You introduced the command 'fork' to me!
>| Unfortunately, a new problem appeared. When I'm killing emacs from the
>| octave-prompt, everything seems to work. But when I'm killing it from
>| a function, it becomes a zombie-process.
>| Does anyone have a solution?
> I think the function you are looking for is called waitpid.
> jwe

I want to be able to do two things:
1) check if the program is still running
2) close the program from octave

I think 'waitpid' is the right command to check if the program is
still running. But how do I close the program from octave?


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