Issuing a DOS command from within my Perl program
Posted on 1998-09-25
I am using Perl for Win32 Build 316 and seem to have the following problem. Whenever I use the following format to issue a shell command
print `dos command goes here`;
my PC seems to look on the floppy drive (i.e. the light comes on and the drive grinds). The shell command still works (i.e. it doesn't fail through not finding the file), but it is obviously quite annoying. At first I thought it might be some kind of pathing problem, but even when I have reset the path, it still happens.
Any suggestions ?