asynchronous actions????

Dar Scott dsc at swcp.com
Tue May 13 11:40:01 CDT 2003


On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 10:13 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> sean nicholas harper wrote:
>
>> my program runs the same shell script like 30 times. The script takes 
>> a
>> while to execute (like 40 seconds). It seems to me that there should 
>> be a
>> way to have my processes execute asynchronously - something like 
>> fork().
>
> If you can use the launch command, it's asynchronous.  But being so, it
> doesn't return a value so you'll need another way to get the output.

When I grow up I'd like to learn to read as well as Richard.

Sorry, Sean.  I didn't see "shell".  I was thinking of the script of a 
handler.  (To the extent I was thinking.)

BTW, on some Windows platforms you can use "start".

Dar Scott




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