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Windows service Questionby hdjoe (Initiate)
|on Oct 01, 2009 at 20:46 UTC
hdjoe has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have a windows service issue that I would like some suggestions on a problem that we are seeing. I have a perl program that uses the net::server module that basicly monitors a port. <It waits for someone to open the port to communicate with it and tell it to run different tasks. These tasks are ran using a system("start <cmd>"). One of the tasks that the program will do is to build and package one of our companies products.
to start a build on the local system.
If you run this as a stand-a-lone process it will open up a msdos window and runs the build.pl program in it and you see the output of the build.pl script as it goes through the build process.
I then use the serany.exe program to run this program as a service. This works for us as I can now remotely talk to the system using tcp and do not have to log into the system to do a build.
The problem is that when we run this as a service the program is disconected from the console and we no longer get a window that pops up on the conosle.
Is there anyway we can change/replace the "system()" command so that a window will open up on the console with the build output?