C Program to execute programs in same console
herriojr at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 21:02:43 UTC 2006
Thanks for the suggestion. I haven't tried it yet, but I'll post if I
get it working.
On 4/3/06, cpghost <cpghost at cordula.ws> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 05:45:19PM -0400, Bill Moran wrote:
> > On Mon, 3 Apr 2006 21:39:11 +0000
> > "Jonathan Herriott" <herriojr at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > 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.
> Hmmm... chdir(2) would not change the parent process' (the shell's
> process) current working directory, only the current working directory
> of the process running the C program.
> Perhaps connecting to the shell via a pty, and then sending it a 'cd'
> command could work? Of look at how expect(1) (/usr/ports/lang/expect)
> implements this kind of stuff...
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