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what other part should take care of the redirection 2>&1?

Perl itself?  Like it does on Unix when 2>&1 is the only shell meta characters in the command.*

I don't think Perl is making this optimisation on Windows, though, but I do think it's a valid question — considering that in Perl things are not always quite as obvious as it might seem at first...


* as you can easily verify:

$ strace -fqeexecve perl -e 'open FH, "echo foo bar 2>&1 |"; print <FH +>' execve("/usr/bin/perl", ["perl", "-e", "open FH, \"echo foo bar 2>&1 | +\"; "...], [/* 77 vars */]) = 0 [pid 1819] execve("/bin/echo", ["echo", "foo", "bar"], [/* 77 vars */ +]) = 0 foo bar

No shell involved here.  But as soon as you add another shell metacharacter, e.g. ";", Perl will use the shell:

$ strace -fqeexecve perl -e 'open FH, "echo foo bar ; 2>&1 |"; print < +FH>' execve("/usr/bin/perl", ["perl", "-e", "open FH, \"echo foo bar ; 2>&1 + |\""...], [/* 77 vars */]) = 0 [pid 1833] execve("/bin/sh", ["sh", "-c", "echo foo bar ; 2>&1"], [/* + 77 vars */]) = 0 foo bar

In reply to Re^2: capturing command output by Eliya
in thread capturing command output by morgon

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    [Corion]: And I think it's better to generate links to the new world instead of keeping the older links alive by generating new versions of them ;)
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