So I want to create a Perl script that will open a file in an editor. This allows the user to make changes to the file and save those changes. Once the user exits the editor, I will parse the file and use it to do updates and whatever I want. I am thinking about just doing a system call in the script like this:
my $vim = `vim $file`;
When I did this, the vi editor opened but was not visible to me. I received the following error message:
Vim: Warning: Output is not to a terminal
I will be using VIM as my editor. This all takes place in the command line. I am not sure how I should do all of this? When VIM exits, will it return a value that indicates that it was successful or a failure? Does anyone know how to do this? Thank you for your time.