The Concurrent ML Reference Manual

The OS.Process structure


signature  CML_OS_PROCESS
structure Process : CML_OS_PROCESS

The OS.Process structure provides functions for manipulating processes in an operating system independent manner.


include OS_PROCESS
val systemEvt : string -> status event


systemEvt cmd
asks the operating system to execute the command cmd as a sub-process, and returns an event for synchronizing on the termination of the sub-process. Raises SysErr if the command cannot be executed.

Note that, although this function is independent of the operating system, the interpretation of the string cmd depends very much on the underlying operating system and shell.

See Also

OS, OS.Process

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