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

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Summary

This chapter covered some of the more obscure extensions that have functions of significance. These functions are not well understood. For programmers who need to use them, however, they are indispensable.

The Win32::Console extension provides a script with the capability to manage console applications. This is quite handy when an administrator wants an application that requires user input but does not need the overhead of a GUI interface. Additionally, it is very handy for a service or CGI script to kick open a console and output information to it.

The Win32::Sound extension provides a coder with rudimentary sound capabilities. Most of the scripts I write to act as services use this extension to play back .WAV files, which tell me what ...

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