On Fri, 16 Aug 2002, [iso-8859-15] René Bastian wrote: > Hello, > > in the linux unit : > a call of an external program through one of the exec.. commands > "does not return" ; > but i would return ... 1. First use fork(), then in the child process, use exec(). 2. Use the shell() command. This will do all needed steps for you. Michael.