in reply to Re: Re: backtick problems with perl
in thread backtick problems with perl

It's true, typing:
perl -e "@dir=`dir`; print qq{hello, $dir[0]};"
Does print
However, this is because the first line of output from the Windows "dir" command is a blank line. If instead you use
perl -e "@dir=`dir`; print qq{hello, $dir[1]};"
you'll get
hello, Volume in drive C has no label


Clarification: My response only referred to the example in the parent node. I'm sorry that my response wasn't helpful. I tested my example code on running on Windows 98, and it gave the results I stated. Perhaps I've got an incorrect assumption running around someplace.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: backtick problems with perl
by particle (Vicar) on Mar 27, 2002 at 21:17 UTC
    i --'ed your node. as ruffing stated, the first line is not blank. you might have seen this had you looked closely at my example:

    H:\perllib\Tk800.024>perl -e "@dir=`dir`;print \"hello, $dir[0]\"" hello, Volume in drive H is Disk#1 H:\perllib\Tk800.024>

    ~Particle ;

Re: Re: Re: Re: backtick problems with perl
by ruffing (Acolyte) on Mar 27, 2002 at 20:48 UTC
    Actually, it did work without a problem as I later posted and had nothing to do with the first line being blank (which it isn't). I've got the command line to work as stated in a later post but it still doesn't seem to be working through the web, which is an IIS5 setup.