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Re: How to run a 2nd script in background?

by jonnyfolk (Vicar)
on Jan 03, 2008 at 05:44 UTC ( #660126=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to run a 2nd script in background?

Here's one way:

#run script.pl as child process my $pid; my $script = '/myroot/public_html/cgi-bin/script.pl'; if ($pid = fork) { #do something } elsif (defined $pid) { close STDOUT; system $script; } else { die "Major error: $!"; }


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Re^2: How to run a 2nd script in background?
by cdarke (Prior) on Jan 03, 2008 at 09:34 UTC
    Using system creates another process, exec is more appropriate here.

    If you are running on Windows you should be aware that fork creates a new thread, not a new process (fork is UNIX architecture). Also (on Windows) to run a script you should prefix the script name with 'perl', since file extension association is done at application, not OS, level. See also Win32::Process and Win32::FetchCommand.

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