in reply to stdout/err redirection

This is not a perl solution, but if you need redirection for the lifetime of a process. socat is a sure bet. NTK said: : . If Perl is the Swiss Army chainsaw of programming languages, then SOCAT is the Swiss Army chainsaw of, uh, shell/networking tools. BTW, NTK tracking section is a must read every friday evening.

socat is way better than netcat.

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