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

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Summary

Win32 processes can be quite simple to create, as with the Win32::Spawn() function, or as complex as Win32::AdminMisc::CreateProcessAsUser(). As these functions become more complex, so do their features and capabilities. It is important to note that, although each of the process-creating functions do practically the same thing, they provide radically different features.

The Win32::Spawn() function enables you to create a new process quickly and without much fuss. After the process is created, however, you cannot do much with it.

The Win32::Process::Create() function enables you to create a new process, but it takes a bit more understanding of how Win32 operates. The benefit, however, is that you can control the new process by using the ...

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