[ Version ( deprecated = true , deprecated_since = "0.48" ) ]
public bool spawn_sync (PtyFlags pty_flags, string? working_directory, string[] argv, string[]? envv, SpawnFlags spawn_flags, SpawnChildSetupFunc? child_setup, out Pid child_pid, Cancellable? cancellable = null) throws Error

Warning: spawn_sync is deprecated since 0.48.

Starts the specified command under a newly-allocated controlling pseudo-terminal.


Use spawn_async instead.

The argv and envv lists should be null-terminated. The "TERM" environment variable is automatically set to a default value, but can be overridden from envv. pty_flags controls logging the session to the specified system log files.

Note that DO_NOT_REAP_CHILD will always be added to spawn_flags.

Note also that STDOUT_TO_DEV_NULL, STDERR_TO_DEV_NULL, and CHILD_INHERITS_STDIN are not supported in spawn_flags , since stdin, stdout and stderr of the child process will always be connected to the PTY.

Note that all open file descriptors will be closed in the child. If you want to keep some file descriptor open for use in the child process, you need to use a child setup function that unsets the FD_CLOEXEC flag on that file descriptor.

See Pty, spawn_async and watch_child for more information.

Beginning with 0.52, sets PWD to working_directory in order to preserve symlink components. The caller should also make sure that symlinks were preserved while constructing the value of working_directory, e.g. by using get_current_directory_uri, get_current_dir or get_current_dir_name.



a Terminal


flags from PtyFlags


the name of a directory the command should start in, or null to use the current working directory


child's argument vector


a list of environment variables to be added to the environment before starting the process, or null


flags from SpawnFlags


an extra child setup function to run in the child just before exec, or null


a location to store the child PID, or null


a Cancellable, or null


user data for child_setup


true on success, or false on error with error filled in