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Looks to me like the docs of Test.pm need to be improved. If you look into the source you can see that the module makes a reference to the STDOUT as soon as it's used and then prints to that reference.

Anyway it seems that all you need to do is this:

open $Test::TESTOUT, '>', $stdout;
to redirect the output and
close $Test::TESTOUT; $Test::TESTOUT=*STDOUT{IO};
to switch it back.

Jenda
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In reply to Re: Redirecting STDOUT from internal function with 5.6.1 restrictions by Jenda
in thread Redirecting STDOUT from internal function with 5.6.1 restrictions by mgc

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