C Program to execute programs in same console

Bill Moran wmoran at collaborativefusion.com
Mon Apr 3 21:45:21 UTC 2006

On Mon, 3 Apr 2006 21:39:11 +0000
"Jonathan Herriott" <herriojr at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've come into an interesting problem I've been trying to figure out. 
> For no other reason than my own interest, I've been trying to get a c
> program to execute other programs in the current console I am in
> (using kde if that helps).
> I tried using system() and execvp() calls to try and execute a cd
> command in my current shell, which of course, didn't work.  It seems
> to open up a new shell, then execute the command, and then exit that
> new shell it had opened.
> So, my question is how can I get it to execute a cd in the current
> shell using c code.  You don't have to give me the code, just give me
> a term to search for or a function to look up.  I'm sure someone knows
> how to do it here!

Unless I'm misunderstanding your question, "man 2 chdir" should help out.

Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.

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