[Dev-luatex] os.exec and waiting for process

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Fri Jan 18 08:46:24 CET 2008


On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 08:15:26AM +0100, Norbert Preining wrote:

> 	os.exec(...)
> does not wait for the process to terminate.
> 
> Now my question is: Is there any way to do that, i.e., to call a
> different program and wait for it to terminate, resembling the perl
> 'system' call.

>From refmanual of 5.0:

| os.execute (command)
|
| This function is equivalent to the C function system. It passes command to
| be executed by an operating system shell. It returns a status code, which
| is system-dependent.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>


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