Semicolor seperator in Perl system() command under WinNT

Chris Faylor
Tue Nov 30 23:39:00 GMT 1999

It sounds like you may not have a /bin/sh around to execute your commands.


On Tue, Nov 09, 1999 at 01:46:24PM -0500, Elliot Mednick wrote:
>What do I need to do to be able to use semicolons in the system command in
>Perl under WinNT?
>For example:
>$log = system ("cd foo; ls");
>This works fine under Win98.  But under WinNT, I get nothing.  I get nothing
>anytime I use semicolon or other punctuation inside the system command.  But
>single commands work fine.  Same holds true for backticks.
>Cygwin 20.1, Perl 5.005_03 for Cygwin.

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