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 A fork() Primer

Article describing the Unix fork() function call.

"fork() can be thought of as a ticket to power. Power can sometimes be thought of as a ticket to destruction. Therefore, you should be careful while messing with fork() on your system, especially while people are cranking their nearly-late semester projects and are ready to nuke the first organism that brings the system to a halt. It's not that you should never play with fork(), you just have to be cautious. It's kind of like sword-swallowing; if you're careful, you won't disembowel yourself."
A fork() Primer

 (Submitted by Noel Thu Dec 22, 2005 )


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