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I am running program B(B.exe) from program A(A.exe) using the function
C++
system(path of B.exe);
But the problem is, when i run my A.exe file, it gets stuck on the line of
C++
system(path of B.exe);
unless i terminate the B.exe file from inside B.exe. But i want to terminate the B.exe file from inside A.exe after a certain period of time. How can i do that?

What I have tried:

I am using system(path of B.exe);
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Updated 24-Apr-16 21:10pm

1 solution

The problem is that the system call is waiting for the end of B. That is named "blocking call". To avoid it you must use a non-blocking or async call.

Because your operating system is missing I take two guesses:

On Windows you need the handle and end the process with TerminateThread.

On Linux you can use the kill command, if you have the pid of the process.
 
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