function Deno.spawnChild
Unstable
Deprecated
Deprecated

Use the Deno.Command API instead.

Spawns a child process.

If any stdio options are not set to "piped", accessing the corresponding field on the Child or its SpawnOutput will throw a TypeError.

If stdin is set to "piped", the stdin WritableStream needs to be closed manually.

const child = Deno.spawnChild(Deno.execPath(), {
args: [
"eval",
"console.log('Hello World')",
],
stdin: "piped",
});

// open a file and pipe the subprocess output to it.
child.stdout.pipeTo(Deno.openSync("output").writable);

// manually close stdin
child.stdin.close();
const status = await child.status;

Parameters

command: string | URL
optional
options: SpawnOptions

Returns

Child