[sf-perl] Spawning external program within Perl

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Wed Nov 8 19:01:51 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.

Sorry if I missed this in my speed-mutting, but:

    perldoc perlipc

is a good read.

Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org

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