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From: Doug McNaught <>
To: Andrew Barton <>
Subject: Re: forkpty with streams
Date: 25 Jul 2003 09:02:53 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Andrew Barton's message of "24 Jul 2003 23:28:36 +0000"

Andrew Barton <> writes:

> I've got the 2.4 kernel, and I'm trying to use the forkpty() system call
> with the standard I/O stream functions. The calls to forkpty() and
> fdopen() and fprintf() all return successfully, but the data never seems
> to get to the child process. In this simplified example, I am trying to
> open a shell in a pseudo terminal and then send it the string "exit\n"
> and then wait for it to die. But the shell apparently never sees the
> "exit\n", and the parent waits forever.

forkpty() is not a system call.  This is more likely to be a glibc
issue or a problem with your code.  You might consider running your
test under 'strace' to see what is happening under the covers.


  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-25 12:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-24 23:28 forkpty with streams Andrew Barton
2003-07-25 13:02 ` Doug McNaught [this message]
2003-07-25 15:27 ` Andries Brouwer
2003-07-25 10:59   ` Andrew Barton
2003-07-25 18:46     ` Matti Aarnio
2003-07-25 12:53       ` Andrew Barton
2003-07-25 20:10     ` Andries Brouwer

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