C Program to execute programs in same console

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at student.uu.se
Wed Apr 5 14:08:22 UTC 2006

On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 09:33:04PM -0400, Jonathan Herriott wrote:
> usleep,
> What I am trying to do is execute the command in the calling shell. 
> So, if I were to execute my program, which changes the directory, it
> would do the following:
> > pwd
> /usr/home/username/
> > ./myprog ..
> > pwd
> /usr/home/
> That's basically what I'm looking for.  Being able to modify the
> calling shell with a program.

It is not possible to do that.

A program can only change its own working directory, not that of other

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at student.uu.se

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