jcoaps has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
how can I prevent the STDOUT of a program my script is running? I thought I could do this by running it as a background process, but whatever I was doing failed me. Maybe I was doing it wrong, because I am fairly new to Perl.
The script is initiated from the command line, and the program I am running is Nmap (I am port scanning and parsing the results in a way nontechnical clients can understand). I would like to replace the STDOUT results that Nmap presents the user with my own results, or a status message (i.e "test 1 complete - XX devices discovered running SMTP")