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  1. the parent process does not wait correctly. You can try this for example
  2. with a "sleep 5" in the commands. It should wait 5 seconds.
  3. The problem is, that you start i processes, but you wait only for i-1.
  4. So the parent does not wait for the last child.
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  6. You can change the value that you pass to i, are you can also get rid of
  7. this length parameter.
  8. Instead of counting the children and using a for loop in the wait
  9. function, you could use a while loop, that calls wait as long as it
  10. returns not -1. The function wait always waits until any child is closed
  11. and returns the PID of a child. If there is no child process to wait
  12. for, it directly returns -1.
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  15. Another thing is, that it would be better to only skip a command with
  16. too many parameters, instead of calling exit and stopping the complete
  17. program.
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  20. Andreas
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