in reply to .bat and perl mystery

IANAWE (I'm not a windows expert) but it seems to me you need to run a .bat script trough an interpreter. Have you tried sytem("cmd $batchfile") or system("command $batchfile")

If this doesn't help, can you specify what you mean with When it executes in the script it acts as though it has executed but in reality it hasn't - maybe with a small code example?

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Re: Re: .bat and perl mystery
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 12, 2002 at 16:43 UTC
    Unfortunatley, I can't provide the code, because it's dealing with the 'vcvars32.bat' file (environment for Visual Studio 6.0) I get the message: "Setting environment for using Microsoft Visual C++ tools.", but it hasn't actually changed the environment. If I execute the batch file from the command line and then run my perl script is works fine....DAMN Microsoft!
      execution path:

      run perl script -> start new environment space and run batch file -> return to old environment space inside perl script (no changes made to environment)

      check out tye's SetEnviron.bat for more info on your real problem.

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      Mmmm... Nice problem

      Here's my guess:
      It _does_ adapt your envirnoment, but the valuea are set back once the perl script ends...

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