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Re^6: System() in list mode?

by 1337John (Initiate)
on Oct 18, 2011 at 14:36 UTC ( #932160=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: System() in list mode?
in thread System() in list mode?

...... Hm I'm not sure but if you could give me an example, then maybe it'll make more sense.

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Re^7: System() in list mode?
by zentara (Archbishop) on Oct 18, 2011 at 15:15 UTC
    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)?

        You don't have to do anything at all.

        system('tar', 'cvzf', 'my_tarball.tgz', $path);

        Again, the multi-arg form of system does not invoke the shell, so you can pass all the spaces, quotes and dollars signs you want and no shell will touch them.

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