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- Subject: Re: obtaining process exit code from popen()
- From: Florian Weimer <fw@...>
- Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2009 21:47:38 +0200
* John D. Blair:
> I'm not sure I understand... popen() doesn't return a process object, it
> returns a file handle. Also, I don't see wait() or a process object in
> the lua docs anyplace. Is it part of an add-on module? I don't think
> there's any concept of process in ANSI-C, which is what the un-adorned
> lua interpreter targets.
popen() is from POSIX, not ISO C. pclose() does return the exit
status of the child process.