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"Invalid argument" error with exec()by Sprad (Hermit)
|on Dec 12, 2003 at 18:22 UTC ( #314372=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml )||Need Help??|
Sprad has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm probably doing something stupid here, but I can't seem to figure it out. I have this line in a script:
It returns the error: exec failed: Invalid argument
I've tried using single quotes, double quotes, putting the "foo.pl" in a scalar and passing that instead, using parens or not, using other commands instead of foo.pl (such as 'dir')... Nothing seems to work.
Please make me kick myself.
Pre-submission update: I was double-checking some things before hitting 'create', and I found that running the line with warnings on will give a little more information: Can't exec "cmd.exe": Invalid argument at ... So maybe it's not my fault?
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