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Re^4: Windows run an exe print its output and cut it off after a time

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on Oct 12, 2012 at 17:40 UTC ( #998755=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Windows run an exe print its output and cut it off after a time
in thread Windows run an exe print its output and cut it off after a time

that's just what the doco says: "alarm Emulated using timers ...".

In the sense that the OS has neither a native alarm API nor *nix-style signals, it is emulated.

But then again, under modern versions of *nix including linux, the original form of alarm is also "emulated with timers", so not so different.

perlport says it's "unsupported"; perlfork says it's "not yet implemented".

A lot of those more obscure docs have never been updated to reflect the current state of play unfortunately.


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