[sf-perl] Spawning external program within Perl
asheesh at asheesh.org
Wed Nov 8 10:03:21 PST 2006
On Wed, 8 Nov 2006, Loo, Peter # PHX wrote:
> Hi David,
> I did try exec() and system(). However, exec() stops my calling program
> while system() waits for the called program to finish.
If you do system("progname &");, is that satisfactory? Note the "&" I
added; that asks the shell to background the job.
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