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by brian_d_foy (Abbot)
on Apr 09, 2005 at 00:29 UTC ( #446202=scratchpad: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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    [jdporter]: so that I can use the existing expand unix util. Otherwise, I'll probably use Text::Tabs.
    [1nickt]: pryrt I guess I don;t really care if user 42 logs on as 42.0 ... more of an academic question at this point.
    [LanX]: jdporter: open PIPE,'-|' ?
    [LanX]: oh you want the result line by line?
    [jdporter]: ok, LanX, then what?
    [jdporter]: It doesn't have to be line by line. Just "my program" "writes" to the external prog and also/then "reads" from it.
    LanX open (You are not allowed to open to a command that pipes both in and out, but see IPC::Open2, IPC::Open3, and Bidirectional Communication with Another Process in perlipc for alternatives.)
    [jdporter]: IPC::Open2, I guess
    [jdporter]: yes, that

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