in reply to Executing independent commands in PERL
But you may want to try and get rid of the external program altogether and use Net::Ping. Then you have control over the entire process.
An example from the docs:
$p = Net::Ping->new(); print "$host is alive.\n" if $p->ping($host); $p->close();
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Re: Re: Executing independet commands in PERL
by jink (Scribe) on Mar 05, 2001 at 04:25 UTC
by jink (Scribe) on Mar 06, 2001 at 17:03 UTC