starts a new program in the background
launch(cmd, arg1, arg2, ...)
name of the executable file to execute
zero or more command line arguments to the specified command
Important: The process package has been deprecated. Use the superseding command system[launch] instead. Also see the Threads package.
The new process, as specified by cmd and args, is started outside Maple. The Maple process continues as usual (it is not replaced by the new process as would happen in a call to exec).
If an error occurs trying to start the new process, launch may not report any messages as to the cause of the error.
The specified executable file is searched for in the same set of directories as commands entered on the system command line (as set by the PATH environment variable).
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