Tips & Tricks for porting applications

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spawn* & exec* considerations

On unix these functions take a shell script *.sh as parameter for the executable. In the OS/2 libc implementation this does not work. You will need to modify the parameter list so that the first entry is the executable for the script.

  • cmd.exe for rexx scripts
  • sh.exe for unix shell scripts

One excellent source of tip & tricks is Alexander Mai's The un*x to OS/2-EMX Porting FAQ