AnyEvent::Util::run_cmd on Win32?

Marc Lehmann schmorp at
Thu Jul 26 13:31:06 CEST 2012

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 09:49:49AM +1000, Rohan McGovern <rohan at> wrote:
> After having a look at the implementation of run_cmd, I saw that it
> uses fork(), which led me
> to believe it may be expected to not work on Windows. However, the
> docs have some Win32
> caveats mentioned for other functions, but not for run_cmd.

It should work fine on windows, but probably places high demands on your
fork implementation, so activestate perl might not work (and strawberry
perl is probably as broken as always). Try a cygwin/sfu/uwin or so perl and
see if it works better there.

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