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Problem with GetOptions
I think your problem stems from the fact that when the shell parses your string, it breaks on spaces (and there are spaces in your thing).
SLIMSERVER_LOG="'|/usr/local/bin/multilog t s1000000 n20 /var/log/slim
Note the addition of quotes, which will cause the shell to not break the string up in the arglist.
}"for split/</;$_=$,,y[A-Z a-z]