Transferring control to other execs

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    Transferring control to other execs

    Is there any way to transfer execution to another program from within yours? In DOS? Windows? I have a feeling I've seen a standard C library function that does this, but don't remeber it.
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    Do you mean the system() function? Look up the syntax for it, though. I'm not too familiar with it.
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    It isn't portable so you will have to check your compiler's documentation, but you can use spawn() or execl() to spawn a child process or just run another program then exit... it is a little lengthy to cover in a forum, so look it up in your docs...
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