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Re^3: STDERR going to string

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 12, 2011 at 10:13 UTC ( #930967=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: STDERR going to string
in thread STDERR going to string

because re-opening STDERR decouples perl's STDERR from the called C library's STDERR

It will probably work if you save/dup STDERR and restore it

open my $errsave, '>&', STDERR or do { print "couldn't dup STDERR: $!"; exit 2; }; open STDERR ... ... open STDERR, '>&', $errsave or do { print "couldn't restore/dup STDERR: $!"; exit 2; };

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