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Start an MS window in background from a perl scriptby rlambert7 (Acolyte)
|on Sep 19, 2007 at 05:51 UTC||Need Help??|
rlambert7 has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I want to start "notepad" in the background from a perl script. On my PC I have both Cygwin and ActivePerl. This is my test script:
Actually, I have two scripts. The only difference between the two is the very first line in the script.
The script on Cygwin starts with:
The ActivePerl script starts with:
The Cygwin script does just what I want, it starts a Notepad window, and the script terminates. The ActivePerl script starts a Notepad window, but also brings up a little message window stating that it can't find the file "&.txt", and the perl script is waiting on the Notepad window. Obviously, it "thinks" I am passing the file name "&" as the file to open with Notepad. What's wrong? What do I have to do to make the ActivePerl script open the Notepad window in the background (like it does with the Cygwin Perl script)?