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Re^4: system command is not working

by gulla (Initiate)
on Dec 09, 2011 at 03:33 UTC ( #942553=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: system command is not working
in thread system command is not working

I do agree with you that the error is reported by /bin/sh not the perl. The perl script has just two lines; first line is

 #!/usr/bin/perl

and second line is

 system('ls -lrt > c.out');

Thanks, Anand


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Re^5: system command is not working
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 09, 2011 at 04:58 UTC

    dos2unix

    #!/usr/bin/perl  --

    #!/usr/bin/perl -w  --

    Seriously, read the FAQs linked

Re^5: system command is not working
by je44ery (Hermit) on Dec 09, 2011 at 18:30 UTC

    The first two bytes of the file must be the characters #! You can not just have a few blank lines above your #!/usr/bin/perl line.

    This is a shell script (with line numbers showing), not a Perl script:

    1 2 #!/usr/bin/perl 3 4 echo This is really a shell script!

    If the first two bytes of the file are not #! then the system default shell will interpret the commands in the file. Thus, your error.

    Seriously, dude, you need to learn the basics of your Unix shell.

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