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Get the full path of a running process in Windows 2000/Xp

How to get the full path of a specific running process called OnEarth.exe in Windows 2000/Xp. This path will be used to open a definition file and get a database name.
The purpose is as follows: This process can run from several directory locations. Each location contains the startup definition file from which the process gets the database name to connect with.
The perl script will connect to this database and run a sql program.
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mordi
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mordi
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MorcalavinCommented:
use Win32::Process::Info;

$pi = Win32::Process::Info->new;
@info = $pi->GetProcInfo();
foreach(@info) {
      if($_->{Name} =~ /^OnEarth.exe$/) {
                #The below line will print the full path to the executable
            print "$_->{ExecutablePath}\n";
      }
}
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mordiAuthor Commented:
I got following error:
Can't locate Win32/Process/Info.pm in @INC (@INC contains: C:/Perl/lib C:/Perl/site/lib .) at C:\Mordi\Dba\perl\get_proc_path.
pl line 1.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at C:\Mordi\Dba\perl\get_proc_path.pl line 1.
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MorcalavinCommented:
You don't have it installed.  Bring up a console window, go to your c:\perl\bin direcotry and type:
ppm install Win32-Process-Info
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koppchaCommented:
You need to download that module from CPAN
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Adam314Commented:
You need to add that module.  If you are using activestate (my guess if on win2000), use PPM:

go to a command prompt
type "ppm {enter}"
at the ppm prompt, type "search win32"
you will get a list of modules, with a number to the left of each
look for "Win32-Process-Info" (you might have to hit space to get the next page)
notice the number next to it
type "i <number>", where number is from the previous step
type quit

try to run the above script again
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