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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.

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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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