Author image Jeremy Slade

NAME

reaper - support for reaping child processes via $SIG{CHLD}

SYNOPSIS

  use reaper qw( reaper reapPid pidStatus );

  my $pid = fork;
  if ( $pid == 0 ) { # child
    exec $some_command;
  }
  reapPid ( $pid );

  ...

  if ( defined(my $exit = pidStatus($pid)) ) {
    # child exited, check the code...
  }

DESCRIPTION

reaper is just a backwards-compatibility wrapper for Reaper -- turns out that only 'pragmas' are supposed to be named in lower case, so I renamed reaper to Reaper. But existing code contains 'use reaper', so this allows such code to work without changes.

AUTHOR

Jeremy Slade <jeremy@jkslade.net>

SEE ALSO

Reaper

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