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# 29  
Old 10-26-2007
Presumably because the shell itself still has both ends of both pipes still open.

Try adding


prior to your wait.

When your shell exits, these file descriptors get closed, hence allowing EOF to be read. EOF will never be read while there is a write end open.
# 30  
Old 10-26-2007
Oh... Sounds like that... Now, I'm getting the required output but it still has that defunct word besides it... Now all the three have that word....
# 31  
Old 10-26-2007
Are you going to reap all of your children?

When a child dies (see SIGCHLD) you need to call wait/wait4/waitpid to get the exit code to stop the process being a zombie.

You have a number of processes that you did not do a wait for.

In synchronous programming you do


if (!pid) { child stuff; _exit(1); }

# 32  
Old 10-26-2007
Well yeah.... I am using exit(1). The reason why I'm not using it here in this code is because I cannot use it in the first place... because when I'm using execlp it doesn't give me the control back....
# 33  
Old 10-26-2007
But in your example all of the processes are children of the shell. You do the wait as the parent of the fork().

Hence the shell should still reap them.

As a test, put the following in the code for each child after the fork()...

fprintf(stderr,"I am %d, my parent is %d\n",getpid(),getppid());
# 34  
Old 11-08-2007
I guess I now understand why you asked me to use Structures porter Sir... I guess I've had my piece of cake.. I'll rewrite this thing... I've already thought of a good structure so I guess will implement that now... Guess experience counts in situations like these... Smilie I'll update as soon as I finish writing that model...
# 35  
Old 11-08-2007
Originally Posted by Legend986
Guess experience counts in situations like these... Smilie
That's what it's all about, there are no right and wrong answers (apart from ones that don't actually work) and many ways to skin a cat.

But there are often solutions that are better, simpler or more elegant. Smilie
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