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

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

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

(OP)
...to end?

system DOES wait, and exec just kills the PERL program

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

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"

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

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The Windows-method does wordk indeed.

Thnx

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