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[solved] how do I run an external commandby scsijon (Initiate)
|on Feb 19, 2013 at 11:55 UTC||Need Help??|
scsijon has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am VERY new to perl ( a few days only) although I can work through most programs across languages nowadays given time and decent referance url's.
I need to run something like this:$package_category = (./support/find_cat $package_name $package_description)
I can run the shell equivalent in a Terminal Console and have it OK, But I can't seem to work out how to do it from withing the perl program.
the format I am trying to match is:
And it will run as part of a loop with different input_variable entries each time, hopefully giving the correct output variable back.
I have already had a look through the similar varying messages across some of your pages, but they don't seem to match what I am attempting and I am hoping someone can either help directly with just code or (better) both code and a breakdown on what is what so I can understand it as well as use it.
Thanks in advance and anticipation of an easy fix.