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Re: timed subprocess

From: Olaf Till
Subject: Re: timed subprocess
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2011 21:12:33 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Sat, Jul 02, 2011 at 02:21:36PM +0200, Alexander Poddey wrote:
> Hi all,
> I need to spawn a thread which runs in background and calls a function / 
> script every x ms.
> Did some searching, but found nothing which matches my needs.
> Would one do this based on popen? I have the impression that popen is for 
> system commands...
> Thx
> Alex

Yes, popen is for system commands. You would need to use fork and possibly
waitpid (and maybe pause). I don't know what you need it for, but you can't
e.g. change variables of your parent Octave session in the background this


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