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But $? is the same thing as just reading the return value yourself, right? At any rate, $? on my Win32 system doesn't show anything except "0", no matter what is in the system call:
$rv = system("uname"); print "Returned a $rv and \$? is $?\n"; $rv = system("ver"); print "Returned a $rv and \$? is $?\n";

Unix produces:

Returned a 0 and $? is 0
Returned a 65280 and $? is 65280

Windoze produces:

Bad command or file name
Returned a 0 and $? is 0

Windows 98 [Version 4.10.1998]

Returned a 0 and $? is 0

In reply to RE: Answer: Obtaining a return code by turnstep
in thread Obtaining a return code by Anonymous Monk

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