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In computing, particularly in the context of the Unix operating system and its workalikes, fork is an operation whereby a process creates a copy of itself. It is usually a system call, implemented in the kernel. Fork is the primary (and historically, only) method of process creation on Unix-like operating systems.


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Intro   Overview   Communication  Variants  Forking in other operating systems  Application usage  See also  References  

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In computing, particularly in the context of the Unix operating system and its workalikes, fork is an operation whereby a process creates a copy of itself. It is usually a system call, implemented in the kernel. Fork is the primary (and historically, only) method of process creation on Unix-like operating systems.


Fork (system call) sections
Intro   Overview   Communication  Variants  Forking in other operating systems  Application usage  See also  References  

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