[sf-perl] Spawning external program within Perl

David Fetter 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:
>    Hi,
>    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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