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Re: why IPC::Open3 can't execute MS-DOS "dir" command?

by bingos (Vicar)
on Dec 04, 2009 at 11:44 UTC ( #811063=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to why IPC::Open3 can't execute MS-DOS "dir" command?

Very likely because dir isn't actually a command in and of itself, but is a built-in command of cmd.exe

Change "dir * \/b\/s" to be "cmd /C dir * \/b\/s"

You also shouldn't call subroutines with the & prefix, unless you know the behaviour that implies


Comment on Re: why IPC::Open3 can't execute MS-DOS "dir" command?
Re^2: why IPC::Open3 can't execute MS-DOS "dir" command?
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 07, 2009 at 01:17 UTC
    Change "dir * \/b\/s" to be "cmd /C dir * \/b\/s"
    Seems it can't work, got the following error:
    Execute Command: cmd /c dir * /b/s [ERROR] (1) : Parameter format not correct - "s"".
    And if I remove the parameters "/b/s" it stopped again.

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