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Answer: how do i redirect the output to a var

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Jun 19, 2001 at 21:40 UTC ( #89743=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > input and output > How do I have Perl send the password to a program that prompts for a password - Answer contributed by dragonchild

Instead of using backtick, try using either system or opening the command as a pipe. Both of those should allow for greater control than backtick.

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