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From:
Jim Ockers
Date:
January 15, 2002 16:20
Subject:
running commands in bkgd
Message ID:
1011140647.20912.4.camel@linux

I'd like to make a perl script that runs queues up jobs.

Using the backticks works well except that if I attempt to run
something in the background (i.e. `foobar &`) the script pauses until
the job is complete.

Is this limitation due to the shell rather than perl?

Thanks,

-Jim




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