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Re: what does this piece of code mean?

by kennethk (Abbot)
on Apr 22, 2013 at 14:43 UTC ( #1029896=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to what does this piece of code mean?

Essentially, this code is a little misdirection to encapsulate a Perl script inside a shell script. When it gets to the exec line, the shell re-runs the script file with perl. -x tells perl to search the file for the first occurrence of a #! that also has the word perl, and so fast forwards past all the shell script. A read-through of -S would probably also be informative, and should contain some familiar-looking code.

#11929 First ask yourself `How would I do this without a computer?' Then have the computer do it the same way.

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Re^2: what does this piece of code mean?
by skyworld_chen (Acolyte) on Apr 23, 2013 at 05:45 UTC

    Hi all,

    thanks for all of your kind replies

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