execute another script and wait for it to finish

Posted on 2000-02-18
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
Ive tried to use the
use shell;

this executes the but ends the original script So the original does not finish running it cuts it off about in the middle every thing is kinda half done any ideas
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shell is used to run Unix shell commands transparently within perl. I am not sure why you would want to use it to execute one perl script from within another. You could say

# your first perl script
require "";
....some code

and create subroutines called main etc. inside Either that or make a module.

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Im trying to avoid waiting for the script that im calling to finish before the main script completes the second script is indexing about a thousand meta tags and takes about 10 minutes to run

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sorry about the title i ment to say and not wait for it to finish

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amitpagarwal earned 150 total points
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try the following
system ("/usr/local/bin/perl -w") ;
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If you want the other script to run at the same time as your main script, you might say
  system" &";
see also, fork/exec

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