I have been using Java to run applications accross the internet but it is grossly inneficient. I have no experience with perl and CGI. Could anyone advise me (maybe sample code) on how i can use perl to call a local .exe or .doc etc on a windows machine. The idea is that through a DSS a client can decide which executables to run at the server. My interest is therefore to write a .pl that executes different applications.
Thank you for your support