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Re: close and autodie on pipes

by Athanasius (Chancellor)
on Jun 30, 2012 at 03:12 UTC ( #979201=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to close and autodie on pipes

From close in perldoc (emphasis added):

If the filehandle came from a piped open, close returns false if one of the other syscalls involved fails or if its program exits with non-zero status. If the only problem was that the program exited non-zero, $! will be set to 0.

So, by setting your pipe program to exit 1 you are ensuring that close() fails (i.e., returns false). autodie is working correctly here.

how should I check for errors?
#! perl use strict; use warnings; use autodie; open(my $fh, '-|', 'bash -c "echo Hello; exit 1"'); print <$fh>; { no autodie; unless (close($fh)) { die "Real pipe error: $!" if $!; } } print "status: ", ($? >> 8), "\n";


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