in reply to Capture response from backticks to a file.

I think you're misusing the backticks in your code.

this bit:

my $gpg_command = `gpg --trust-model always -er 12345678 my_file.txt`; print defined($gpg_command) ? $gpg_command : "Command failed\n"
IS capturing the output from the command and then printing it to STDOUT.

But in your open command, you're effectively trying to open a pipe to a command that matches the output from your original backtick command, which should be failing I'd think.

remember that backticks do execute your command, and things get a little simpler. For example:

use strict; use FileHandle; my $fh = FileHandle->new('capture.out',"w"); print $fh `dir`;

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