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Re: Re: Re: backtick problems with perl 5.6.1.631

by stephen (Priest)
 on Mar 27, 2002 at 20:39 UTC ( #154807=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

It's true, typing:

```perl -e "@dir=`dir`; print qq{hello, \$dir[0]};"
Does print
```hello,
However, this is because the first line of output from the Windows "dir" command is a blank line. If instead you use
```perl -e "@dir=`dir`; print qq{hello, \$dir[1]};"
you'll get
```hello,  Volume in drive C has no label

stephen

Clarification: My response only referred to the example in the parent node. I'm sorry that my response wasn't helpful. I tested my example code on 5.6.1.631 running on Windows 98, and it gave the results I stated. Perhaps I've got an incorrect assumption running around someplace.

Comment on Re: Re: Re: backtick problems with perl 5.6.1.631
Re: Re: Re: Re: backtick problems with perl 5.6.1.631
by ruffing (Acolyte) on Mar 27, 2002 at 20:48 UTC
Actually, it did work without a problem as I later posted and had nothing to do with the first line being blank (which it isn't). I've got the command line to work as stated in a later post but it still doesn't seem to be working through the web, which is an IIS5 setup.
Re: Re: Re: Re: backtick problems with perl 5.6.1.631
by particle (Vicar) on Mar 27, 2002 at 21:17 UTC
i --'ed your node. as ruffing stated, the first line is not blank. you might have seen this had you looked closely at my example:

```H:\perllib\Tk800.024>perl -e "@dir=`dir`;print \"hello, \$dir[0]\""
hello,  Volume in drive H is Disk#1

H:\perllib\Tk800.024>

~Particle ;Þ

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