Calling "start dir" from Perl does not work:
c:\>perl -e "system(\"start dir\")"
start: dir: Das System kann die angegebene Datei nicht finden.
dir is not a exe, it is a shell built in. start is also a shell built in. You will not find a start.exe in your C:\WINDOWS or any subfolder under that. Only cmd understands what dir is.
perl -e "system('cmd /c dir');"
perl -e "system('cmd /c start dir');"
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