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Re^5: System() in list mode?

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Oct 18, 2011 at 12:59 UTC ( #932144=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: System() in list mode?
in thread System() in list mode?

Put single quotes around the path.


I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth.
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Re^6: System() in list mode?
by 1337John (Initiate) on Oct 18, 2011 at 14:36 UTC
    ...... Hm I'm not sure but if you could give me an example, then maybe it'll make more sense.
      You sound like a troll, but just in case you are in earnest
      system ('tar', '-zcvf', 'my_tarball.tgz', '/mypath with spaces/dir' );

      I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth.
      Old Perl Programmer Haiku ................... flash japh
        What if your path had an apostrophe (single-quote) in it, in addition to a space, and that path was stored in a variable (i.e. not hard-coded)?

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