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CLOSE Command for Interprocess Communication
If you create a child process using OPEN with a “Q” (/QUEUE) parameter code, the child process may survive a CLOSE operation on the device. Survivability of a queued interprocess communications pipe is platform-dependent. On UNIX® systems the child process always survives the CLOSE. On Windows systems the survival of the process depends upon how old the process is. A child process that has just been initiated does not survive a CLOSE operation, but once a child process is fully established it survives a CLOSE.
On UNIX® systems, you can specify the how long the CLOSE command should wait when closing a piped command device. The timeout default is 30 seconds. You can modify this default by specifying the OPEN command closetimeout positional argument. You can override the default or specified timeout for a CLOSE command by specifying the optional “I” positional argument. The “I” argument specifies immediate close (close after 1 second). The CLOSE syntax is as follows:
CLOSE cpipename:"I"


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