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Re^2: system and -e question

by afoken (Monsignor)
on Dec 29, 2012 at 18:25 UTC ( #1010838=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: system and -e question
in thread system and -e question

2teez++. Using symlink avoids messing with the unknown system default shell:

Passing unquoted variables to a single-string system really begs for trouble, as soon as variables contain meta characters. Quoting rules differ with the shell used (and become a real nightmare on Windows), and there is no safe way to find which rules work as intended.

Using symlink also avoids the overhead of creating a new, complex process for just a single kernel call, and gives a clear error code in $! instead of returning some obscure exit code and some random text on STDERR of the child process.

Alexander

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