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I'm not a Windows user, so forgive my stupid question: Is there a dir.exe or binary? If not, it might be a shell builtin, and thus not be available for launching externally.

Anyway, for file listings you can also use glob or opendir, readdir, closedir or File::Find (or File::Find::Rule, which has the more convenient interface for newcomers).

In reply to Re: why IPC::Open3 can't execute MS-DOS "dir" command? by moritz
in thread why IPC::Open3 can't execute MS-DOS "dir" command? by kiinoo

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