fork: R functions for handling multiple processes

These functions provides simple wrappers around the Unix process management API calls: fork, signal, wait, waitpid, kill, and _exit. This enables construction of programs that utilize and mange multiple concurrent processes.

Version: 1.2.4
OS_type: unix
Published: 2011-09-02
Author: Gregory R. Warnes. Financial support for some aspects of this package provided by Metrum Research Group, LLC <>.
Maintainer: Gregory R. Warnes <greg at>
License: GPL-2
NeedsCompilation: yes
Materials: NEWS ChangeLog
In views: HighPerformanceComputing
CRAN checks: fork results


Reference manual: fork.pdf
Package source: fork_1.2.4.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel: not available, r-release: not available, r-oldrel: not available
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: fork_1.2.4.tgz, r-oldrel: fork_1.2.4.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: fork_1.2.4.tgz
Old sources: fork archive