BABY(1)                  USER COMMANDS                    BABY(1)

NAME
     BABY - create new process from two parent processes

SYNOPSIS
     BABY sex [ name ]

SYSTEM V SYNOPSIS
     /usr/5bin/BABY [ -sex ] [ -name ]

AVAILABILITY
     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.

DESCRIPTION
     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 monitoring when BABY reaches it's final stages of execution.

        Older implementations 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

OPTIONS

        -sex
          option indicating type of process created.

        -name
          process identification to be attached to the new process.

RESULT
     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.

BUGS
     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 requiring /tmp to be cleaned out frequently by one
     of the parent processes.

     The original AT&T version was provided without instructions
     regarding the created process, this remains in current implementations.

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

OTHER IMPLEMENTATIONS

        gnoops(1)
           FSF version of BABY where none of the authors will accept
           responsibility for anything.

NOTES

        baby -sex F -name Samantha Lynn Garriques

        Completed successfully at the St. Joseph Medical Center on 
        November 2, at 3:31 P.M. after about 20 hours of labour.
        New Mom Lisa is doing fine and will come home in about 2 days.
        More information can be gotten from Dad by e-mail or by
        calling the new baby hotline @931-XXXX. Celebrations can
        probably begin in about 18 years.


Sun Release 4.1    Last change: Just when I got home from the hospital.

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