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Re: Lost STDOUT?

by welchavw (Pilgrim)
on Nov 04, 2004 at 21:04 UTC ( #405309=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Lost STDOUT?

I'll defer to this link. I can't assert its correctness, but the source is pristine.

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=reopen+STDOUT&hl=en&lr=&selm=m14skhbfak.fsf%40halfdome.holdit.com&rnum=6

Addition

As an aside, if you were not doing CGI and could count on your code being launched from a commandline shell, you *might* be able to get away with something like this.

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use AtExit; $_ = atexit(sub { open STDOUT, ">/dev/tty" or die; print "bar\n"; }); close STDOUT; exit 0;

But that's not a great approach. Caching the file descriptor is a better approach, but as prior poster noted, this probably isn't the problem anyway ... its just slow at work today and I thought I'd dummy some code up and post.

,welchavw


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