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I'd try using the FindBin module. This means that even if there's weird things going on with chroot and paths being rewritten, you should hopefully get the other script invoked:

use FindBin qw($Bin); system($^X, "$Bin/test.pl");

This is assuming that your test1.pl is in the same directory as your calling script. If you're wondering what $^X is, it's the full path to your perl interpreter, which means the above line should work, even if Perl is not in your path.

I'm using the two-argument version of system, which means that if your host is a Unix-flavoured system, it should avoid the shell (and hence any problems where your script may not have a shell to run).

It's also recommended that you check the return value from system(), so if something does go wrong, you know about it. I personally use IPC::System::Simple for this task, which automates most of the checking and diagnostics, but being Perl there's more than one way to do it.

All the best,


In reply to Re: Call perl script from within another perl script by pjf
in thread Call perl script from within another perl script by huklberry

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    [ambrus]: choroba: heh heh... I have such a doc bug report somewhere. fixed by now.
    [Corion]: Once upon a time I had automatic tests for checking the synopsis, but I stopped doing that because the setup was too fragile on CPAN testers for extracting code from the SYNOPSIS.
    [Corion]: Maybe I should move the extraction of the code from the SYNOPSIS section into the author tests, or something like that...
    [choroba]: Corion Sounds reasonable
    [Corion]: choroba: Yeah - I basically have the same for regenerating README and README.mkdown already, except that I do that in Makefile.PL, but I guess one or the other thing should somehow work ;)
    [ambrus]: was this bug: https://rt.cpan. org/Public/Bug/ Display.html?id= 59814

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