ActiveState and spawning commands

Russ Schnapp rlssdpm at
Mon May 29 20:51:04 CDT 2000

...and in the same vein as my previous message:  Since IM 5.1.1 
seemed to work, I tried to roll my own Perl interface, albeit with just 
the stuff I need to do.  I tried using backtick to run the various IM 
commands.  For example,

	my $id = `identify image.jpg`;

should get me the raw information I need, and then I would simply 
parse out what I want.  

Unfortunately, $id remains empty.  $? is 16384 (0x4000), which 
doesn't sound good.  

Of course, opening piped output is just as useless.  I can't be 
running out of memory -- my machine has 128M.  Then again, I 
*am* using Win98.  


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