Programs opening programs

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    Programs opening programs

    Hi, I'm rather new to programming in C so I have a question for anyone...


    I have a Data Acquisition (DAQ) card hooked up to my linux box. I have a program to read the inputs to the card and I am creating a menu-driven program to use the features of the board.

    How can I have my menu program call the other program without closing the current program. I have been messing with the 'exec' commands from (unistd.h), but they close the current program.

    Ideall, I would like to call the other program and have it run and exit in the background without closing the current program...

    any ideas?

    Thanks...

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    You're a genius! Thanks!

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