tphyahoo has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have a bash script that opens a browser for a few seconds, and then closes it.

Could someone point me up the equivelant in perl?

I reckon this amounts to, what's the process for translating forking from bash to perl.

#!/bin/bash konqueror & pid=$! # give the page some time to load sleep 5 kill $pid

By the way, this isn't an academic question -- I'm using this simple script to verify various html downloads by checking the konqueror html cache for text strings I'm interested in, for pages that can't be easily downloaded with wget/web mechanize because of javascript and redirect nastiness.

Also, for those interested in shell-equivelance strategies, I posted essentially the same question to haskell-cafe.