This chapter describes the NSPR routines that deal with processes. A process is an instance of a program. NSPR provides routines to create a new process and to wait for the termination of another process.
NSPR does not provide an equivalent of the Unix
fork(). The newly-created process executes its program from the beginning. A new process can inherit specified file descriptors from its parent, and the parent can redirect the standard I/O streams of the child process to specified file descriptors.
Note that the functions described in this chapter are not available for MacOS or Win16 operating systems.
Process Management Types and Constants
The types defined for process management are:
Process Management Functions
The process manipulation function fall into these categories:
Setting the Attributes of a New Process
The functions that create and manipulate attribute sets of new processes are:
Creating and Managing Processes
The functions that create and manage processes are: