How to begin a thread with C, C++ on Linux

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Hi everybody. I'm developing a C program, which uses tcp sockets, but I need it to be multi-thread, on the server side. In the past, I have made that on ms windows, using the beginthread or beginthreadex functions. Can somebody tell me how to create a thread on Linux ? Thanks in advance.

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The easiest way to do this is:

if (!fork()) {
// We’re in the new thread
doNewThreadStuff();
exit(0);
}
// We’re in the old thread. Continue on.

See also pthread. There’s a good description of it at techpubs.sgi.com.


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