fork/clone external to a process?

From: Dan Sturtevant
Date: Tue Dec 21 2004 - 10:50:26 EST


Is there any clean way to fork a process from outside the process itself?

I'm running a commercial application that I only have a binary copy
of. All the usual Posix fork stuff only works from inside the running

Is there any reason it's not possible to do so? Obviously threading
and file desciptors open a whole can of worms, but in the base case,
is it possible?

Thanks in advance, and sorry if it's a stupid question.

Dan Sturtevant
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