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

by ikegami (Pope)
on Dec 04, 2009 at 13:07 UTC ( #811080=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

You have a race condition.

The child is waiting for the pipe to empty so it can print out more.

The parent is waiting for the child to end before emptying the pipe.


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 01:35 UTC
    That might be the problem, do you know how can I solve it? thanks
      Yes, don't launch a program to get a directory listing. Two other posts in this thread discuss alternatives: moritz's and afoken's

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