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running another program

running another program

running another program

(OP)
I'm programming Perl in Win32 environment.
I've tried to run another program by using the system()
But sometime it's working, sometimes not.
example:
 
  system("notepad.exe");  #working
  system("Excel.exe");    #working
  system("AcroDist.exe"); #not work
  
I even specified the file path for the "AcroDist.exe"
program, but it still doesn't work.  I feel this function
only works for Microsoft applications. If you have any
solution, please let me know.... Thank you so much.

RE: running another program

(OP)
I have found what the problem is, thank you
for read my question

solution:

use this (cause the path got space)
system("\"d:\\program files\\distillr\\AcroDist.exe\"");

not this
system("d:\\program files\\distillr\\AcroDist.exe\");

RE: running another program

Are u in the right directory when running the program?
I tried spawning a child process and it worked for me.
like:


chdir('c:\program files\perl builder');
system('pbuilder.exe');

RE: running another program

(OP)
Thank you! Oinkers, your tip works.

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