Jon, i believe you are mixing up some concepts.
1. if i read your title "C Program to execute programs in same console". i think this is easy, just use system("ls *.txt") and you are done. i believe you can choose wat to do with the output, i am not sure. 2. but you come up with the cd-command, which you want to change the context of your parent shell. changing the home-dir of the current process ( your program ) can be done with chdir. altering the context of your parent-shell-process can not be done, except for setting environment variables ( through the proper C calls ) but if you are running your program, your "shell" (interpreter) is temporarily not there: your program is running the show. every system,execvp or whatever call will give you a child-process with a new shell, not the parent-shell-process. i believe you may set environment variables in your parent shell with the appropiate library calls, but not through a system/execvp call. so, maybe you should define what you really want to achieve. for example, qdvd-author runs alls kinds of external programs to generate thumbnails and slideshows for example. anybody please correct me if i am wrong. regards, usleep On 4/4/06, Jonathan Herriott <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Thanks for the suggestion. I haven't tried it yet, but I'll post if I > get it working. > > Thanks, > Jon > > On 4/3/06, cpghost <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 05:45:19PM -0400, Bill Moran wrote: > > > On Mon, 3 Apr 2006 21:39:11 +0000 > > > "Jonathan Herriott" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > So, my question is how can I get it to execute a cd in the current > > > > shell using c code. You don't have to give me the code, just give me > > > > a term to search for or a function to look up. I'm sure someone knows > > > > how to do it here! > > > > > > Unless I'm misunderstanding your question, "man 2 chdir" should help > out. > > > > Hmmm... chdir(2) would not change the parent process' (the shell's > > process) current working directory, only the current working directory > > of the process running the C program. > > > > Perhaps connecting to the shell via a pty, and then sending it a 'cd' > > command could work? Of look at how expect(1) (/usr/ports/lang/expect) > > implements this kind of stuff... > > > > Regards, > > -cpghost. > > > > -- > > Cordula's Web. http://www.cordula.ws/ > > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"