Changes for version 20220807.0

  • If your applications rely on portability to Windows, see new documentation sections "argument-passing rules are program-specific" and "batch files". This release fixes bugs in runs of Windows programs that use standard command line parsing rules. Runs of non-standard programs may require changes. Notable non-standard programs include cmd.exe, cscript.exe, and Cygwin programs.
  • #140 - skip t/pty.t test on NetBSD too
  • Add strict/warnings
  • #142 - Follow Windows argument quoting rules
  • #146 - allow win32_newlines.t to actually run
  • #150 - Make t/pty.t test pass on OpenBSD.
  • #148 - Support Win32 commands having nonstandard command line parsing rules
  • Support executing Win32 batch files.
  • Add IPC::Run::Win32Process, for delivering nonstandard command lines.
  • Fix reporting of Win32::Process::Create() errors.
  • #156 - On Windows, avoid hang when closing read end of pipe.
  • #155 - Ignore known test failure on msys. - t/windows_search_path.t
  • Avoid warning with IPCRUNDEBUG, in Windows spawned children.
  • Use $^X, not 'perl', in tests.
  • Thanks to the New active developer: Noah Misch!


system() and background procs w/ piping, redirs, ptys (Unix, Win32)
debugging routines for IPC::Run
I/O channels for IPC::Run.
Timer channels for IPC::Run.
helper routines for IPC::Run on Win32 platforms.
helper routines for IPC::Run on Win32 platforms.
deliver nonstandard command lines via IPC::Run.
helper processes to shovel data to/from parent, child