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FAQ 8.42 How do I make a system() exit on control-C?

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8.42: How do I make a system() exit on control-C?

You can't. You need to imitate the "system()" call (see perlipc for
sample code) and then have a signal handler for the INT signal that
passes the signal on to the subprocess. Or you can check for it:

$rc = system($cmd);
if ($rc & 127) { die "signal death" }


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