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Re: Best method to capture return code from system calls?

by pbeckingham (Parson)
on Aug 24, 2005 at 14:38 UTC ( #486208=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Best method to capture return code from system calls?

I use the following to return both the status and the captured STDOUT/STDERR. It is not as simple as just checking for non-zero return status - there are bits that must be ignored.

sub executeCommand { my $command = join ' ', @_; reverse ($_ = qx{$command 2>&1}, $? >> 8); }
Would someone please critique this approach?

pbeckingham - typist, perishable vertebrate.

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