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Re: calling perl script from shell script

by redlemon (Hermit)
on Mar 26, 2004 at 14:31 UTC ( #340023=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to calling perl script from shell script

apart from forgetting a fi, your using the wrong braces: (something) calls "something" in a subshell, which always returns true. The syntax you're looking for is:

if test $? -eq 0 then else fi
or alternatively
if [ $? -eq 0 ] then else fi
Use square braces in stead of round ones. finally, it might be easier to use:
cd go_to_dir_where_perl_program_exists && if /usr/bin/perl perlscript.pl then echo "success" # do some more stuff else echo "failure" # do some more stuff fi


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