cygwin 1.5.18-1 + Perl + open-pipe + native executable

René Berber
Tue Dec 13 20:32:00 GMT 2005

PPC Hacker wrote:
> If $prog is a native windows executable and a shell isn't required
> (i.e., Perl does a direct fork/exec), the open hangs.

The open doesn't hang, it's the windows executable that keeps waiting for input
on the pipe... and the pipe is not connected.

The reason and some explanation is on the User guide:

René Berber

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