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How come exec() doesn't return?

by faq_monk (Initiate)
on Oct 08, 1999 at 00:29 UTC ( #707=perlfaq nodetype: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Current Perl documentation can be found at perldoc.perl.org.

Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:

Because that's what it does: it replaces your currently running program with a different one. If you want to keep going (as is probably the case if you're asking this question) use system() instead.

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