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Re^2: system command erroneously states 'can't spawn '

by jimbojones (Friar)
on Feb 25, 2005 at 16:32 UTC ( #434551=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: system command erroneously states 'can't spawn <executable>'
in thread system command erroneously states 'can't spawn <executable>'


According to the source (win32.c), COMSPEC isn't called ...
/* we don't use COMSPEC here for two reasons: * 1. the same reason perl on UNIX doesn't use SHELL--rampant and * uncontrolled unportability of the ensuing scripts. * 2. PERL5SHELL could be set to a shell that may not be fit for * interactive use (which is what most programs look in COMSPE +C * for). */
I don't really understand the second point ...

- jim
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