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Check this out : Re: Re (tilly) 3: Seeking Feed back. It'll solve your problem :)

Basically, you need to check the actual return value of the system call, which is stored in $?.

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Re: Re: Handling weird return values with or die
by mvaline (Friar) on Jul 05, 2001 at 16:50 UTC
    Thanks; your solution worked great! I hadn't been familiar with $? until now.