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Re: Re: Re: Re: system, pipes, shell, quoting

by superpete (Beadle)
on Nov 13, 2002 at 06:32 UTC ( #212504=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: system, pipes, shell, quoting
in thread system, pipes, shell, quoting

Alas, I do not have the luxury of making up my own filenames.

I am working on a "utility" type program executed from crontab rather than as a CGI, and my filenames come from walking a directory tree. The files might be generated by anything, and I want to cover all the bases.

Trying to escape funny characters is a losing battle.

Well... sort-of. Not a problem when doing straight open's, or simple system's (systen with a list of arguments avoids the shell).

When launching a "pipeline" of several external programs, the shell provides tremendous convenience... see original post.

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