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Sorry, for trying to help.

My experiences of using IPC::Run on windows are dire. It is an over-engineered behemoth of a module that attempts to use *nix techniques to provide *nix capabilities on Windows, and fails dismally.

The point about winopen2 is that it provides you with a pair of selectable handles connected to the child process' STDIN & STDOUT.

As such, it is 'compatibile' with *nix-style code written using IPC::Open2 and select.

Ie. you'd only need do something like:

my( $in, $out ); if( $^O eq 'MSWin32' ) { ($in, $out ) = winopen2( $theCommand ); } else { open2( $in, $out, $theCommand ); } ... select .....

But, its not in a module so ...


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In reply to Re^5: What is the preferred cross-platform IPC module? by BrowserUk
in thread What is the preferred cross-platform IPC module? by Theory

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