I have a windows exe, which prints some output on windows console and keeps on running for infinite time.
I want to put this in a perl script in such a way that when this .exe is executed output for the same is displayed on screen in real time and also it should be stopped/killed after a fixed interval provided as user input.
I am able to open the command with:
$pid = open( $fileHandler, '-|', "$Command" );
where $Command has name of my EXE. Then I read $fileHandler and print the records.
But I am not able to stop this exe after a fixed interval of time. I tried using alarm, but it is of no use as alarm is not working in windows. Is there any way I can stop this exe after a specified interval?