php doesn't have a fork afaik.. couldn't you just call your perl script in
the usual manner, at the start of the perl script fork it and check the
return value from fork, if its zero continue, otherwise die.
On Wed, 17 Nov 1999, Hary Walsh wrote:
>>>>>> "Caolan" == Caolan McNamara <Caolan.McNamara at ul.ie> writes:
>> Caolan> On 16-Nov-99 Donncha O Caoimh wrote:
> >> I'd like to spawn a Perl script from a PHP script running off
> >> Apache and I do the usual exec() call but of course the script
> >> blocks until the Perl script finishes. Has anyone managed to
> >> detach a child process from the paren in a similar situation?
>>Many scripts implement unix system interaction with different
>symantics. What I normally do in these situations is to scribble a
>flow chart of what needs to happen from a Unix perspective first, and
>then try to translate it into the scripting language I'm using.
>>So, in a nuthsell, you need to fork, change your process group, and
>exec you're new script. Can these atomic actions be represented in
>PHP? I know nothing of PHP
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