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Re^9: System() in list mode?

by ikegami (Pope)
on Oct 19, 2011 at 00:58 UTC ( #932265=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^8: System() in list mode?
in thread System() in list mode?

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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[Corion]: Discipulus: I have to admit that nowadays I either use Path::Class or use File::Find or simply File::Glob:: bsd_glob to read a directory, depending on how fancy my needs are
[shmem]: Discipulus: while (readdir DIR) works fine
[Discipulus]: Eataly vs World(coffe) ;=)
[Discipulus]: shemem i wrote it directly.. but when i tested it i got a lot of 'undefined value..'
[Corion]: Oh, poor Trump can't get a break. Even the Vatican only sends the second in command to greet him...
[shmem]: Discipulus: readdir has the same semantics as readline (a.k.a <>). Have another coffee ☕ ;-)
[Discipulus]: ah! just with my old system perl (5.8.8) was needed

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