[Spread-users] pid and process control

Dave Koberstein davek at mojix.com
Fri Jul 25 18:02:08 EDT 2008

Just a thought ... if you are using & in your perl/system call, try 
instead using fork/exec.

You'll get the pid that way, also.

> It's not a Perl problem. Try the following:
>   ] spread &
>   ] spread & # this should fail
>   ] echo $?
In the case of the shell commands I believe you are getting the return 
of &.  Try the same with /bin/false.

Doesn't mean the problem isn't real, though.  :)

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