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Re^3: fork() interferring with backtick

by vsespb (Chaplain)
on Oct 16, 2013 at 19:19 UTC ( #1058539=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: fork() interferring with backtick
in thread fork() interferring with backtick

If output from external command is truncated, maybe it's this bug (in perl 5.14 ):
https://rt.perl.org/rt3/Ticket/Display.html?id=119097
http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=1026468

i.e. data received from pipe can be truncated if SIGnal received (and you have signal handler, thus you are affected). I suggest check $! after backtricks call.
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