//* Start a new process in Windows *

/** * This program creates a separate process using the CreateProcess() system call. * * Figure 3.12 * * @author Gagne, Galvin, Silberschatz * Operating System Concepts - Eighth Edition * Copyright John Wiley & Sons - 2008. */ #include <windows.h> #include <stdio.h> int main( VOID ) { STARTUPINFO si; PROCESS_INFORMATION pi; ZeroMemory( &si, sizeof(si) ); si.cb = sizeof(si); ZeroMemory( &pi, sizeof(pi) ); // Start the child process. if( !CreateProcess( NULL, // No module name (use command line). "C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\mspaint.exe", // Command line. NULL, // Process handle not inheritable. NULL, // Thread handle not inheritable. FALSE, // Set handle inheritance to FALSE. 0, // No creation flags. NULL, // Use parent's environment block. NULL, // Use parent's starting directory. &si, // Pointer to STARTUPINFO structure. &pi ) // Pointer to PROCESS_INFORMATION structure. ) { fprintf( stdout, "CreateProcess failed (%d).\n", GetLastError() ); return -1; } // Wait until child process exits. WaitForSingleObject( pi.hProcess, INFINITE ); // Close process and thread handles. CloseHandle( pi.hProcess ); CloseHandle( pi.hThread ); }