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

If passed the ends of socket pairs instead of unopened handled, you could use open3 on Windows. I think the following will allow you to use select on Windows too:

use Socket qw( AF_INET SOCK_STREAM PF_UNSPEC ); use IPC::Open3 qw( open3 ); sub _pipe { socketpair($_[0], $_[1], AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, PF_UNSPEC) or return undef; shutdown($_[0], 1); # No more writing for reader shutdown($_[1], 0); # No more reading for writer return 1; } sub _open3 { local (*TO_CHLD_R, *TO_CHLD_W); local (*FR_CHLD_R, *FR_CHLD_W); local (*FR_CHLD_ERR_R, *FR_CHLD_ERR_W); if ($^O =~ /Win32/) { _pipe(*TO_CHLD_R, *TO_CHLD_W ) or die $!; _pipe(*FR_CHLD_R, *FR_CHLD_W ) or die $!; _pipe(*FR_CHLD_ERR_R, *FR_CHLD_ERR_W) or die $!; } else { pipe(*TO_CHLD_R, *TO_CHLD_W ) or die $!; pipe(*FR_CHLD_R, *FR_CHLD_W ) or die $!; pipe(*FR_CHLD_ERR_R, *FR_CHLD_ERR_W) or die $!; } my $pid = open3('>&TO_CHLD_R', '<&FR_CHLD_W', '<&FR_CHLD_ERR_W', @ +_); return ( $pid, *TO_CHLD_W, *FR_CHLD_R, *FR_CHLD_ERR_R ); } my ($pid, $to_chld, $fr_chld, $fr_chld_err) = _open3(...);