Good day Monks. I have a set of six Perl apps (running on Windows) that talk to one another through sockets. I want them to run in different command windows so I can keep an eye on stuff they're writing to stdout. Currently I get this to happen by manually opening six windows one at a time and starting a differnt app in each one.
I am tired of doing this and want to write a script that will start everything for me automatically, but I can't figure out how to do it. A perl script using the system function won't work and neither will a dos batch file because those both try to use the same process. I have not tried fork because I'm not sure creating child processes is really what I want to do.
I'd be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.