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how does qx select a "/bin/sh equivalent"?by bronto (Priest)
|on Jun 10, 2008 at 15:26 UTC||Need Help??|
bronto has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Dearest monks and nuns.
Recently I have been bitten by an unexpected behaviour of a commercial software. In short, if I started a daemon with qx in a perl script, it failed to work properly.
I am still investigating. Anyway, it seems that the daemon fails to work properly if it doesn't run under a "classic" Bourne shell, while qx runs it inside a Bash shell.
The following script:
The man page for qx says:
This leads me to the question: how does qx select the aforementioned "/bin/sh equivalent"?
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.