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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
To: "cygapp" <cygwin-apps AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com>
Subject: two questions
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2000 13:45:56 +1000
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Hi,
    first question. Is there anyway to have a console window close after a
program has forked, and the parent process returns?

example scenario: A user goes start|run,
c:\cygwin\usr\local\somebackgrounder.exe
this opens a console window
somebackgrounder now forks, the parent returns with 0, and the child process
stays in the background.
but the console window stays open?!


second question: does anyone know why argv[0] is different for the following
scenarios
1)Start|run, c:\cygwin\usr\local\program.exe
2)start|run, cmd (running win2k). then (from any drive)
"c:\cygwin\usr\local\program.exe"

in 1, argv[0] is C:/cygwin/usr/local/program.exe
in 2, argv[0] is /usr/local/program.exe

Note that bash was not the shell in 2! I'm quite happy to code around this
myself, but if someone wanted to provide a pointer as to where I should
place it I'm happy to code around it for cygwin..

The reason it's a issue, is that I want to call exec(argv[0],newswitches),
which the above behaviour scuttles..

Rob

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