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So, finally after long time, i am able to figure out the difference between forking and threading :)

When i have been surfing around, i see a lots of threads/questions regarding forking and threading, lots of queries which one should be used in the applications. So i wrote this post which could clarify the difference between these two based on which you could decide what you want to use in your application/scripts.

What is Fork/Forking:

Fork is nothing but a new process that looks exactly like the old or the parent process but still it is a different process with different process ID and having it's own memory. Parent process creates a separate address space for child. Both parent and child process possess the same code segment, but execute independently from each other.

The simplest example of forking is when you run a command on shell in unix/linux. Each time a user issues a command, the shell forks a child process and the task is done.



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