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  • If the tests are failing because IPC::System::Simple is somehow replacing backticks in a fundamentally incompatible way (which is not documented), then a failing test case is better than any medal.

    Otherwise, kind words in a blog post are all the thanks I need. ;)

  • Did you try Capture::Tiny?

  • For the hanging agent/service, you might try: Control Panel -> AdministrativeTools -> Services, choose the offending service, right click (Properties) and check the "Allow service to interact with the desktop" checkbox (this checkbox will probably be in the LogOn tab). No guarantee it will change anything, but it is definitely worth a try, based on the symptoms you describe. Your hangs may be because the Service is not allowed to interact with the desktop and so is not allowed to create a (desktop) co
    • I'll have to investigate that a bit more. Not interacting with the Desktop might be a feature. Thanks,