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Just to complete chady and bbfu answers.
backticks quotes could be handy too...
(When you need to grab the produced output)

You might then use something like :
$string_to_process=`ping $host`;
(notes that variable are interpolated inside backticks)

"Only Bad Coders Badly Code In Perl" (OBC2IP)

In reply to Re: Re: Re: I'm an idiot newbie, so by arhuman
in thread I'm an idiot newbie, so by bsummerer

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