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Re^3: Running external command from perl but cannot capture output

by Errto (Vicar)
on Apr 24, 2006 at 22:55 UTC ( #545426=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Re^4: Running external command from perl but cannot capture output
by Syco54645 (Initiate) on Apr 24, 2006 at 23:03 UTC
    ok thanks. that fixed the problem. sorry that it was so easy to fix. that always happens to me. my perl problems are always easy to fix and then i feel like a worthless noob :(. thanks again -Syco54645
Re^4: Running external command from perl but cannot capture output
by mantadin (Beadle) on Apr 25, 2006 at 05:44 UTC
    In
    @test=`mac \"$_\" -v >/dev/null 2>&1`;
    stdout is directed to /dev/null, and then, stderr is directed to where stdout points to. So this one should work:
    @test=`mac \"$_\" -v 2>&1`;
    BTW, to check the exit status instead of capturing the output, you can use system() instead of `` or qx//

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