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C:\foo\>perl -e "print `dir;"
Can't find string terminator "`" anywhere before EOF at -e line 1.
C:\foo\>perl -e "system dir;"
11/21/2003 02:49p <DIR> .c--
11/21/2003 02:49p <DIR> .c#
<snipped - no further interest here ... >
C:\foo\>perl -e "$cmd=system(dir);print $cmd;"
9 Dir(s) 67,502,247,936 bytes free
0 <=== There is the UNshifted system status/return code referenced abo
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