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From Dan Christopherson <>
Subject Re: Running executables asynchronously using exec
Date Fri, 17 May 2002 21:44:41 GMT
Ravi Dodla wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using exec to call these scripts ... but the problem is that exec
> doesnt have a fork equivalent and thus
> the appserver runs as part of the Ant process ..

Not exactly. exec doesn't have a fork equivalent because it inherently 
forks. It's just waiting for the forked process to complete. 
Unfortunately, exec doesn't have any way to tell it not to wait for 
completion. That'd be a nice enhancement, in my book.


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