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Function template spawn

boost::process::spawn

Synopsis

// In header: <boost/process/spawn.hpp>


template<typename ... Args> void spawn(Args &&... args);

Description

Launch a process and detach it. Returns no handle.

This function starts a process and immediately detaches it. It thereby prevents the system from creating a zombie process, but will also cause the system to be unable to wait for the child to exit.

[Note] Note

This will set SIGCHLD to SIGIGN on posix.

[Warning] Warning

This function does not allow asynchronous operations, since it cannot wait for the end of the process. It will fail to compile if a reference to boost::asio::io_context is passed.


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