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What Perl version supports fork?

by Anonymous Monk
on Jun 19, 2000 at 04:02 UTC ( #18746=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I get the following message when I call fork in my code, The Unsupported function fork function is unimplemented at forktest.pl line 3. Can anyone help me in this? Following is my code,
sub test { unless(fork) { exec " " } } &test

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Re: Need help in fork
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Jun 19, 2000 at 04:13 UTC
    Your version of Perl doesn't support the fork function. You can upgrade to Perl 5.6 and this may fix it, especially if you're on a Win32 platform.

    See ActiveState for Win32 binaries.

Re: Need help in fork
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 19, 2000 at 08:02 UTC
    It did work, I was using wrong version(it was 5.3). Thanks for the info

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