Moving from typing
using the above method will work for standalone programs
for more complicated Command Lines, e.g.
<cite>foo > foo_results.txt
Similarly, if foo.pl is a filter (like a pager program, or
a program that makes substitutions to its input), then
<cite>mycommand | foo
also won't work.
This is due to a bug, apparently in Win32. (Though as batch
files and executables can quite happily redirect
input/output, I don't understand why it can't be
A workaround is to turn any perl scripts that need to
redirect IO into a batch file, which doesn't have the same
bug... Luckily the handy
pl2bat program that comes standard with Win32
distributions of Perl does this, basically by putting a
batch wrapper script around your Perl code.
foo.bat | more
foo | more
foo > results.txt
dir | foo
Note: This doesn't contradict the effectiveness of the original technique above for simple scripts though!
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