ActiveState and spawning commands

Russ Schnapp rlssdpm at
Tue May 30 12:55:42 CDT 2000


Okay, your point is that some invocations go thru the shell and 
some don't.  Got it.  Unfortunately, there's no difference in this 

By the way, it turns out that in the Windows world, "echo" is a built-
in to the shell, not a separate executable.  

Anyhow, after a little more experimentation, I see that not *all* the 
ImageMagick executables are silent when executed via perl.  It's 
not a size thing, either.  "identify" is silent, while "convert" talks up 
a storm.  And I've tried building ImageMagick as static 
executables, just to keep things simple -- no diff.  Very interesting.

<sigh>  I've got to re-install Linux on one of my machines, so I can 
back to a rational world!

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