Access to Win32 Processes from shell
Wed Mar 31 19:45:00 GMT 1999
Earnie Boyd wrote:
> ---David's Lightspeed Email <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I'm launching processes from Perl scripts using backticks and the
> > command, and it seems that Windows is stealing my processes from me
> > sometimes. Although the application is running, and the window is
> > I look for the process with "ps -ef", and it is nowhere to be found.
> > did it go?
> > What I'm doing is automating IExplorer launches to retrieve http
> > Once I have the documents, though, I need to kill the window,
> otherwise my
> > screen starts filling up with hundreds of icons.
> > Any clues?
> The processes for non-cygwin binaries cannot be mapped to a cygwin
> process. Therefore you will not see the process with the ps command.
> You might use the CreateProcess function instead and use the handle
> returned by it to control the window/process created.
That's not quite right. David, are you using a non-cygwin perl,
like ActiveState? If that is the case that is likely your problem.
The system command probably uses command.com/cmd.exe to execute commands
and at least command.com does not wait for win32 gui processes to
If you are using a cygwin perl, my guess is that IE starts another
that is *not* mapped by cygwin. Try using lynx or wget.
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