get window handle of system()?

This is a discussion on get window handle of system()? within the Linux Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I'm sorry if this is a stupid question; I am attempting to get the window handle of a program that's ...

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    get window handle of system()?

    I'm sorry if this is a stupid question; I am attempting to get the window handle of a program that's executed using the system() command, i.e. something like:

    Code:
    int pid = fork();
    if (fork == 0) {
        system("program name")
    } else {
        ...
    }

    Is this possible? would it be possible to do so if I used one of the exec() functions instead?

    Thanks! (using Kubuntu 12 btw)



    EDIT: ehh..I think it might be better to ask this on linuxforums, now that I think about it...
    Last edited by dsab123; 06-28-2012 at 04:05 PM.

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    For anyone else who has/had this problem, you can't do it with system(), because in system(3): execute shell command - Linux man page, the program is run in the shell, which (I think) makes it impossible to get the window handle, or ID

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