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How to create a process(?) inside a AutoIt script

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Hello,

I have one main AutoIt program and I want to have it start one or more looping watcher sub-scripts (processes?), that are doing simple tasks, and should be endlessly looping as long as the main program is running, for example one of those scripts would be doing the task of checking if a certain window exists, and if it exists then close it automatically. 

If I write an external script for each of those loop-watch scripts and have the main program start them, when I then close the main program, all of those external scripts would still be running independently. Is there a way I can start a process like this internally in my main script, so that all of the sub-scripts shut down as well when I close the main program?

 

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Pass the PID of the AutoIt script which starts them to the scripts you run.

Make the main while loop in each of those scripts conditional on the existence of the parent AutoIt process who's PID you passed it.

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You can also make note of the children PIDs launched and use OnAutoItExitRegister to invoke a function to kill those processes.

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