Software Version Description for Proc::Command - backtick that does not use the shell for Perl under Windows Revision: C Version: 0.04 Date: 2003/07/27 Prepared for: General Public Prepared by: SoftwareDiamonds.com E<lt>support@SoftwareDiamonds.comE<gt> Copyright: copyright © 2003 Software Diamonds Classification: NONE
This paragraph identifies and provides an overview of the released files.
This release, identified in 3.2, is a collection of Perl modules that extend the capabilities of the Perl language.
The "Proc::Command" module extends the Perl language (the system).
Some Perls under Microsoft windows suffers disabilities over Unix Perls. One particular disability is a backtick without the console. Altough the Microsoft console, may be started without a window (start command with /b option or spawn program call), the Perl system command on windows usually create a window. Creating a window causes immense user interface problem since it will randomly pop-up and take focus over the current window, erasing current entries into that window. Solutions such as "Proc::SafePipe" do not run on Perls for Window.
This module provides an answer by using the "open" command with a pipe to provide a backtick without a console that will run under Perls on Microsoft Windows.
This document releases Proc::Command version 0.04 providing a description of the inventory, installation instructions and other information necessary to utilize and track this release.
All file specifications in this SVD use the Unix operating system file specification.
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The content of the released, compressed, archieve file, consists of the following files:
file version date comment ------------------------------------------------------------ ------- ---------- ------------------------ lib/Docs/Site_SVD/Proc_Command.pm 0.04 2003/07/27 revised 0.03 MANIFEST 0.04 2003/07/27 generated, replaces 0.03 Makefile.PL 0.04 2003/07/27 generated, replaces 0.03 README 0.04 2003/07/27 generated, replaces 0.03 lib/Proc/Command.pm 1.05 2003/07/27 revised 1.04 t/Proc/Command.d 0.02 2003/07/27 revised 0.01 t/Proc/Command.pm 0.01 2003/07/14 unchanged t/Proc/Command.t 0.02 2003/07/27 revised 0.01 tlib/File/Package.pm 1.11 2003/07/27 new tlib/Test/Tech.pm 1.11 2003/07/27 new
Changes are as follows:
Added a statement to support the VSM platform
$command = "MCR $command" if $^O eq 'VMS';
Added a 1 at the end of the code section. Unix Perls very strict on this one.
Change the test so that test support program modules resides in distribution directory tlib directory instead of the lib directory. Because they are no longer in the lib directory, test support files will not be installed as a pre-condition for the test of this module. The test of this module will precede immediately. The test support files in the tlib directory will vanish after the installtion.
This installation requires that the installation site has the Perl programming language installed. There are no other additional requirements or tailoring needed of configurations files, adaptation data or other software needed for this installation particular to any installation site.
There are no related documents needed for the installation and test of this release.
Instructions for installation, installation tests and installation support are as follows:
To installed the release file, use the CPAN module in the Perl release or the INSTALL.PL script at the following web site:
Follow the instructions for the the chosen installation software.
The distribution file is at the following respositories:
Most Perl installation software will run the following test script(s) as part of the installation:
If there are installation problems or questions with the installation contact
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There is still much work needed to ensure the quality of this module as follows:
The following are useful acronyms:
extension for a Perl demo script file
extension for a Perl Library Module
extension for a Perl test script file