in reply to How to hide window with Win32:API?

This works on my system as long as I'm not trying to hide a window I'm typing in. Which is pretty useful - I can see STDERR / debugging info if I run the command from a shell, but the window is hidden if launched from explorer / start > run / etc

sub hide_console { # Hide the dos window require Win32::API; my $FreeConsole = new Win32::API('kernel32', 'FreeConsole', [], 'I +'); $FreeConsole->Call(); }

-- simonflk

update: according to MSDN, this should work on Windows 95 and above.