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Re^3: Strange system call failure in OS X

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 15, 2013 at 21:25 UTC ( #1018980=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Strange system call failure in OS X
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Do I break it into a separate item for each argument?

Yes, it is  system "/usr/bin/foobar", "arg", "arg", "--arg=arg" ...

Any need for quotes?

No. Quotes are for the shell.

See system/exec.., kinda dense/long, but essentially  system q{single "st" "ri" "ng"} could be open to shell interpolation/invoke the shell, while  system "single", "st", "ri", "ng" will avoid the shell

So list is preferable because you don't have to quote to a particular shell , just quote for perl

perlop#Quote and Quote like Operators discusses making a list with qw" st ri ng ";

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Re^4: Strange system call failure in OS X
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 15, 2013 at 21:39 UTC
    $ perl -MData::Dump -e " dd\@ARGV " "he llo" there "bu ddy" ["he llo", "there", "bu ddy"] $ perl -MData::Dump -e " dd\@ARGV " he llo there bu ddy ["he", "llo", "there", "bu", "ddy"] $ perl - he llo there bu ddy use Data::Dump; dd\@ARGV; __END__ ["he", "llo", "there", "bu", "ddy"] $

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[stevieb]: cheers beech. twas totally my mistake, and I got bit. When things work for so long without issue, one becomes complacent (ie. replace we/one with I ;) I've been copy/pasting that around for a few years without a hiccup, so when...
[stevieb]: choroba pointed that out, I was just, you know, *sigh*. In effect, I was lucky and fortunate
[stevieb]: Kind of like my regex-fu went out the window, but only while looking at that specific file ;)

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