I have taken your computer feedback to heart and cleaned up my code a little bit - I think this a lot more perl like and pretty technical.
system "netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpdbjobs -report -all_columns\n";
but still I get:
Bareword "com" not allowed while "strict subs" in use at ./nb.pl line
Unquoted string "com" may clash with future reserved word at ./nb.pl l
Execution of ./nb.pl aborted due to compilation errors.
I had a real email address in there of course. This is really a challange it reminds me of the days of hacking AOL!