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Re^3: backticks and quotation trouble in bashby LanX (Chancellor)
|on Dec 18, 2012 at 15:42 UTC||Need Help??|
> why does the awk example work?
no nested backticks?
> are ways of calling bash from perl
exactly, thats the ill thing about your construct, your calling perl from bash to call a system command.
> No commentary on the fact that I should just write the whole program in perl, please. I would if I could.
LOL. This is a Perl help board, if you're not interested to learn our solutions you should consider hiring someone who does the tricky things for you.