BABY(1)                  USER COMMANDS                    BABY(1)



     BABY - create new process from two parent processes



     BABY sex [ name ]



     /usr/5bin/BABY [ -sex ] [ -name ]



     The System V version of this command is available with the Sys-

     tem  V  software  installation  option.  Refer to Installing

     SunOS 4.1 for information on how to install and invoke BABY.



     BABY is initiated when one parent process polls another server

process through a socket connection (BSD) or through pipes in the

system V implementation. BABY runs at a low priority for approximately

40 weeks then terminates with heavy system load. Most systems require

constant monitering when BABY reaches it's final stages of execution.


        Older implentations of BABY required that the initiating

process not be present at the time of completion, In these versions

the initiating process is awakened and notified of the results upon

completion. Modern versions allow both parent processes to be active

during the final stages of BABY.



          example% BABY -sex m -name fred





          option indicating type of process created.



          process identification to be attaced to the new process.



     Successful execution of the BABY(1) results in new process

     being created and named. Parent processes then typically

     broadcast messages to all other processes informing them of their

     new status in the system.




     The SLEEP command may not work on either parent processes for some

     time afterward, as new BABY processes constantly send interrupts

     which must be handled by one or more parent.


     BABY processes upon being created may frequently dump

     in /tmp requireing /tmp to be cleaned out frequently by one

     of the parent processes.


     The original AT&T version was provided without instuctions

     regarding the created process, this remains in current implementations.



        cigars(6) dump(5) cry(3)





           FSF version of BABY where none of the authors will accept

           responsibility for anything.




        baby -sex f -name Cathryn Leigh Beck


        completed sucessfully at the Grey Nuns Hospital on March 30 at

        9:59 P.M. after 5 hours of labour. New Mom Chenelle is doing

        fine, as is the baby, Dad is tickled pink. Both will probably

        come home sometime on Teusday. More information can be gotten

        from Dad by e-mail or when he brings his new little girl by to

        show her off (should be soon) Celebrations can probably begin

        in earnest after Dad catches up on all the work he couldn't do

        this weekend.



Sun Release 4.1    Last change: Just before I left the hospital last.

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