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Re: How to pass the output into an array

by cdarke (Prior)
on May 17, 2012 at 07:07 UTC ( #970994=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to pass the output into an array

`Back-ticks`, or qx, redirects the external program's stdout stream back into perl. Used in list context you get one element for each line of output:

my @output = `some_external_excutable_file $input`;
Of course you should be careful that there is not so much output that it busts memory.

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