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Which is silly, of course. Why go to the shell when you've got Perl?
Perl is the ultimate glue language. You've got Perl. That means, using the shell is easy. It's designed to be easy to use different utilities. Not using the shell for the sake of not using the shell is very unPerlish.

Now, in this particular case, I probably wouldn't use use the shell either, but there are many cases I don't hesitate to it.


In reply to Re^2: It's the little things... by JavaFan
in thread It's the little things... by Lady_Aleena

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