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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