Thanks for getting me pointed ( I think) in the right direction...
As I understand it - System() waits for a return from the program. The program (shell script) I need t kick off simply passes an application command to the app from the command line. So there is no return.
SO instead, I tried the following - works great on the command line still clueless on how to make a hyperlink/button start it though?
$updnow = ("/usr/scripts/jans/updnow.ksh")