1. Process Control
1.1 Creating new processes: fork()
1.1.1 What does fork() do?
1.1.2 What's the difference between fork() and vfork()?
1.1.3 Why use _exit rather than exit in the child branch of a fork?
1.2 Environment variables
1.2.1 How can I get/set an environment variable from a program?
1.2.2 How can I read the whole environment?
1.3 How can I sleep for less than a second?
1.4 How can I get a finer-grained version of alarm()?
1.5 How can a parent and child process communicate?
1.6 How do I
get rid of zombie processes?
1.6.1 What is a zombie?
1.6.2 How do I prevent them from occuring?
1.7 How do I get my program to act like a daemon?
1.8 How can I look at process in the system like ps does?
1.9 Given a pid, how can I tell if it's a running program?
1.10 What's the return value of system/pclose/waitpid?
1.11 How do I find out about a process' memory usage?
1.12 Why do processes never decrease in size?
1.13 How do I change the name of my program (as seen by `ps')?
1.14 How can I find a process' executable file?
1.14.1 So where do I put my configuration files then?
1.15 Why doesn't my process get SIGHUP when its parent dies?
1.16 How can I kill all descendents of a process?