I am working on a script which will launch several applications based upon user input to a Tkx form. In the past I have performed similar tasks using system or exec commands. However, system launches the first application and then waits for it to return, and exec launches the first application and then, of course, dies.
My idea was to have the perl code create a batch file to run all the applications, then just run the bat file with exec. Unless any of the monks around here have a better suggestion?