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Win32 Perl Programming: The Standard Extensions, Second Edition by Dave Roth

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Chapter 8. Processes

Perl scripts are quite powerful and can do pretty much anything you need them to. At times, however, you’ll need a separate application to process data or some other task for you—something that might be impractical or impossible for Perl to do itself. Perl supplies basic functions that will create such new processes. These functions were inherited from the UNIX world. They are quite powerful and helpful, but the Win32 platforms provide options for process creation that are not supported by the standard Perl process-creation function.

This chapter investigates what is involved in creating a new process that makes use of the Win32 way of doing things. This chapter also looks at how to manage a process’s priority, suspend state, ...

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