Keeping an eye on hung system calls..

Dave Hodgkinson davehodg at
Tue Jun 6 17:49:49 BST 2006

On 6 Jun 2006, at 11:14, Toby Corkindale wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a little app to make jpeg thumbnails out of video files.  
> It's nothing
> special, it just spawns mplayer to get a jpeg out of the first frame..
> However I have a problem with mplayer occaisionally getting hung on  
> some files
> it can't handle well, and never exitting.

IPC::Run is your friend.

Dave Hodgkinson - Music photography

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