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exec() is not what you want. What you may want instead are either fork() or system() or do().

Some examples (without error checking, do a Super Search on each of these things to find out more):

system( '' ); # starts and continues when finishes # or alternatively do( '' ); # Runs as if the text was typed instead of # the do(...) line # or alternatively a version which is semi-portable to # Windows as fork() dosen't really work there my $pid; $SIG{CHLD} = sub { wait }; if ($pid = fork()) { # I am the master, so I continue here } else { # I am the child, so I print };

If you really really really want to use fork(), I recommend you use the Super Search and read the man pages about it, because there is much more to fork() than what I've touched on here.

In reply to Re: Subroutines by Corion
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