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Re: Weird open() return code in pipe mode

by duff (Vicar)
on Sep 21, 2007 at 04:08 UTC ( #640259=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Weird open() return code in pipe mode

At a guess, I'd say that when you add the string ">/dev/null", perl has to spawn a shell to make that work,so open returns the PID of that shell process. Without the ">/dev/null", perl probably just does a fork+exec(program).

Again, just a guess.

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