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I'm just surprised that I've never seen a problem using it exactly as I've written it above, which I do with great regularity. The docs say that the calling signatures are
open FILEHANDLE, EXPR
and
open FILEHANDLE
My syntax falls into the first case, but what constitutes an "EXPR"? I've got a string, the || operator, then the die -- does that qualify as an EXPR? I'll have to poke around the docs some more.....

Oh. Playing around with the right and wrong way shows me that my "|| die" syntax fails without die-ing.


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in thread system & shell metacharacters by Anonymous Monk

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