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From:
Dean Theophilou
Date:
January 15, 2002 16:30
Subject:
RE: running commands in bkgd
Message ID:
NEBBJJFGELLPJKBPHKFGEEICCJAA.dtheophilou@genisar.com
So what you're saying is that the backticks wait until the process is finished?
I was wondering about that.  I know that system() doesn't wait; it fires off the
command and continues on to the next line.

Dean Theophilou


-----Original Message-----
From: Agustin Rivera [mailto:eleqtriq@eleqtriq.ws]
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 4:26 PM
To: Jim Ockers; beginners@perl.org
Subject: Re: running commands in bkgd


Use the system command.

Agustin Rivera
Webmaster, Pollstar.com
http://www.pollstar.com



----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Ockers" <jockers@mindspring.com>
To: <beginners@perl.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 4:24 PM
Subject: running commands in bkgd


>
> 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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