Where are fork and wait?

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    Where are fork and wait?

    I've recently downloaded DevCpp and tried to compile a little prog with calls to fork and wait, but, lucky me, it gave me undefined links to those functions. Then I ran gcc command line with "-Wall" and it gave me warings about implicit declarations of fork and wait. So I downloaded the latest version of MinGW, which also gave me the same results.
    Then I used MS VC++6 search tolls to find those functions names included with those packages, and also nothing.

    So where can I find a dev environemet for windows, or at least those libraries so I can fully use/compile the POSIX API on my PC??

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    My problem isn't using fork or wait. It's really compile and link them.
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    So where can I find a dev environemet for windows, or at least those libraries so I can fully use/compile the POSIX API on my PC??

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    But fork() and wait() aren't avialable on the lesser operating system. But using the windows specific functions you can create your own fork() and wait().

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    You though so! I found this very amusing webpage!!
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/sfu/default.asp
    POSIX toolkit for win32

    Edit: Ouch!! 217 MB...
    Last edited by xErath; 11-20-2004 at 11:37 PM.

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    Hmmm I'd trust something from microsoft for Unix as much as I'd trust void main()

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