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Re^4: Windows start /min

by bulk88 (Priest)
on Oct 10, 2012 at 21:58 UTC ( #998327=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Windows start /min
in thread Windows start /min

Calling "start dir" from Perl does not work:
c:\>perl -e "system(\"start dir\")" start: dir: Das System kann die angegebene Datei nicht finden.
dir is not a exe, it is a shell built in. start is also a shell built in. You will not find a start.exe in your C:\WINDOWS or any subfolder under that. Only cmd understands what dir is.

try
perl -e "system('cmd /c dir');"
or
perl -e "system('cmd /c start dir');"

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Re^5: Windows start /min
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 11, 2012 at 02:36 UTC
    FWIW, perl -le "system \"dir\"" works just fine, but then I don't have any autoloaded modules, no sitecustomize, no PERL env vars to override any defaults

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