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How to execute multiple commands through perl script

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I am trying to use perl to run two different commands - both of which need to be executed in a separate command prompt.

Here are some of the details:

when I run

system('start cmd /k "cd c:\PerlExamples && perl"');

it works as expected - it opens a new command prompt, paths to the directory I need and runs my script.

However, I want to use this system... command in a loop where each time I am running a different example script.
But when I run the following lines of code,

my $cmd = "perl";
system("start cmd /k cd c:\PerlExamples && $cmd");

it opens a new command prompt and paths to the directory I need. But it runs my example script in the original window and not in the newly opened command prompt.

Is there a way for me to do this?

Thank you.
Oct 4 '16 #1
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Cross posted and answered on perlmonks.
Oct 4 '16 #2

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