executing a background script from embedded perl

Kingsley Foreman kingsley at internode.com.au
Thu Sep 11 11:35:26 MSD 2008

Hi guys just wondering if  you could run
exec("sleep 200 &") in an embedded perl script and let nginx keep doing its 

Obviously sleep is just an example however i don't appear to be able to run 
a program in the background.
the nginx process waits until the backgrounded script completes before 

Kingsley Foreman
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