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Re: du with backticks

by blahblahblah (Priest)
on Mar 20, 2008 at 01:35 UTC ( #675140=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to du with backticks

The first error message, du: cannot access `~skim': No such file or directory, made me curious. I think that if you reduce your program to a very simple command you'll find that it's not running from the right directory or that ~skim doesn't exist?
my $homedir = '~bogus'; $du=`du -ch $homedir`; print "$du";
produces a similar message for me:
./test du: cannot access `~bogus': No such file or directory 0 total

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