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How to execute an external program, and DON'T wait for child process

Yeppo (Programmer) (OP)
20 Nov 02 4:59 end?

system DOES wait, and exec just kills the PERL program
sampsonr (Programmer)
20 Nov 02 10:14
Under Unix, background the process, i.e. add an & to the comamnd line as in:  system "ls &".

Under Windows, you might be able to use the START command. I haven't tried it but based on the description, it should work as in:  system "START notepad.exe"
Yeppo (Programmer) (OP)
20 Nov 02 10:31
The Windows-method does wordk indeed.


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