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Re^2: perl unable to locate my module

by Anonymous Monk
on May 23, 2013 at 07:04 UTC ( #1034893=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: perl unable to locate my module
in thread perl unable to locate my module

Um, try

@perl = qw{ /usr/bin/perl -I /internal/charrison }; @program = qw{ /internal/charrison/test }; @args = qw{ -l /internal/charrison -P /internal/charrison }; @cmd = ( @perl, @program, @args ); use Data::Dump; dd( \@cmd ); exec @cmd;
[ "/usr/bin/perl", "-I", "/internal/charrison", "/internal/charrison/test", "-l", "/internal/charrison", "-P", "/internal/charrison", ]

This avoids the shell.

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Re^3: perl unable to locate my module
by ibm1620 (Scribe) on May 23, 2013 at 15:42 UTC
    That seems to have solved the problem. I don't understand how avoiding the shell made any difference, since from what I can make of the exec() doc, involving the shell mainly allows metacharacters to be interpreted.

    However, based on your solution, it appears that the safest way to pass multiple arguments to exec() is in an array of "words" (as defined by qw//).

    Thank you for your help!

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