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Re: capturing STDOUT

by MrNobo1024 (Hermit)
on Apr 30, 2001 at 03:11 UTC ( #76523=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to capturing STDOUT

Use the IO::Scalar module, availiable from CPAN:
use IO::Scalar; tie *STDOUT, 'IO::Scalar', \$a; # do STDOUT-specific code here untie *STDOUT; # and now do something interesting with $a

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Re: Re: capturing STDOUT
by jmcnamara (Monsignor) on Apr 30, 2001 at 03:30 UTC

    This is a good solution in a general context.

    However, one possible problem with this in the context of Spreadsheet::WriteExcel is that on Windows you have to binmode() the filehandle before passing it to the constructor. This means that STDOUT would remain in binary mode after the untie.


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