I have taken your computer feedback to heart and cleaned up my code a little bit - I think this a lot more perl like and pretty technical.
Indeed this does look more like Perl, but code must not be "perl like", it must have valid Perl syntax... well, if you want it to be valid Perl, and the program to work, that is. Also, it doesn't seem "pretty technical". It seems pretty basic, errors apart.
It's very very good that you're under strictures and warnings, but with recent enough perls it's better (i.e. more flexible) to
use warnings; # rather than -w
system "netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpdbjobs -report -all_columns\n";
You don't need that \n. Nay, I would have thought it to issue an error, but I checked and that's not the case. Whatever, it's still confusing at best. Also, it's better to use the multiple args form of system.
There's no mail() Perl builtin:
campari:~ [18:37:59]$ perldoc -f mail
No documentation for perl function `mail' found
See? And even if there were, you have an incomplete statement. The above should read:
Notice that I quoted the @ sign, for otherwise perl would interpret that as if you wanted to interpolate the @xxxxx array into your string, because yes: double quoted strings interpolate (scalars and arrays). Else, you would use a single quoted string, like thus:
but still I get:
Bareword "com" not allowed while "strict subs" in use at ./nb.pl line
Unquoted string "com" may clash with future reserved word at ./nb.pl l
Execution of ./nb.pl aborted due to compilation errors.
I don't trust you! That cannot be your actual program. When I run perl -c on it I get
String found where operator expected at foo2.pl line 7, at end of line
(Missing semicolon on previous line?)
Can't find string terminator '"' anywhere before EOF at foo2.pl line 7
instead, which makes much more sense as an error message.
BTW: what's with those <br>'s anyway?
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