I'm not a very hard core programmer, and I don't really understand a lot of what goes on with sub-processes etc.
I need a simple c command to start off a completely seperate executable program from within my source code.
I don't want the programs to be related in any way in particular. I want it to be as if i had typed the name of the executable into the command prompt, and that's it.
I've looked at exec and its family, but I'm not sure what it meas about "overlaying" a process onto another, and how the first needs enough memory to accomodate the other etc. I am happy for the two programs to be oblivious to each other, except that one spawns the other.
Hope that's clear, and I hope someone can help.