Elijah has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I do not think any of these have been answered in the FAQ's so here we go. How would one spawn a new instance of a command shell in Windows from a simple perl script? I know about fork() command but all this does is spawn a nested command prompt in the same window as the already running command prompt used by the parent process.

I want a parent process to launch a child process in it's own command shell window.

Second, has anyone ever used bgstipple successfully? What exactly does it do? Does anyone have an example of a use of bgstipple?

Third, How would I insert graphics into a tk widget? Like a button or textbox background or even a simple window frame? I thought bgstipple was the way but from reading about it it seems that it is for a sort of shading effect (bgstipple that is).