[sf-perl] Spawning external program within Perl
david at fetter.org
Wed Nov 8 09:55:12 PST 2006
On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 10:48:11AM -0700, Loo, Peter # PHX wrote:
> I was wondering if there is a built-in Perl module that would allow me to
> spawn an external program and not wait for it to complete. What I am
> attempting to do is, I am checking within a database for a condition and
> when the condition is met, I want to call an external Perl program.
> However, I don't want to wait for the external program to complete before
> moving on to my next step within my program.
About ten seconds of searching with perldoc -q led me to
perldoc -f exec
What did you try before asking here?
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