Just to combine the above correct answers
into a working solution which does work under Windows (I used del
for simplicity but the effect is the same):
$cmd = 'del nonexistent.file';
chomp($res = `$cmd 2>&1`);
print "\n[Command is :: ", $cmd, "]\n[RESULT:: ", $res,"]\n\n";
[Command is :: del nonexistent.file]
[RESULT:: Could Not Find C:\My Documents\foo\Perl\dl\debug\nonexistent
I'd like to be able to assign to an luser
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