[erlang-bugs] Bad argument when open_port with spawn_executable

Hynek Vychodil <>
Mon Jul 6 14:46:52 CEST 2009


Yes, it is reason: Erlang R13B (erts-5.7.1)

I did not checked mine local documentation and did not suspect change in
minor release.

Sorry for inconvenience.

On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 1:25 PM, Kenneth Lundin <>wrote:

> The spawn_executable variant of erlang:open_port was introduced in R13B01.
> The error you get indicates that you are running on an older version
> of Erlang/OTP.
> The bad argument refers to {spawn_exectable,_} which is not supported
> before R13B01.
>
> /Kenneth Erlang/OTP, Ericsson
>
> On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Hynek Vychodil<>
> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > according to documentation I'm trying use spawn_executable argument to
> > open_port/2. It seems there is a bug or I missed something?
> >
> > 13> open_port({spawn_executable, os:find_executable("perl")}, []).
> > ** exception error: bad argument
> >     in function  open_port/2
> >        called as open_port({spawn_executable,"/usr/bin/perl"},[])
> >
> > I obtain same result for wide variety of PortSettings which seems not
> > affecting it.
> >
> > Best regards
> >
> > --
> > --Hynek (Pichi) Vychodil
> >
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