Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 16:53:14 -0800
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From: "David L. Cassell" <cassell.david@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV>
Subject: Re: Spawning a job to DOS - alternatives?
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Alan Churchill <REM0VETHISSTRINGTechSupport@SAVIAN.NET> wrote:
> I built a quick app that should allow you to do this without
> getting a DOS flash. You must be running on Windows and be mostly
> up-to-date (requires .NET Framework 1.1)
> . . . .
Alan has a good point (as usual). If, instead, you decide to
do this sort of task in Perl, there is a handy executable so that
whatever you write doesn't cause that heinous DOS-box flash. The
executable wperl.exe comes with the standard installation of Perl
that you download from activestate.com . You just use 'wperl'
instead of 'perl' in your system call.
David Cassell, CSC
Senior computing specialist