Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

hi , I am trying to get a shell script into perl.
command1|grep val | read val; if [[$val -eq 1]] then; do .. ; else ..; + fi;
But in perl when I have it in
$x = `command1|grep val | read val; echo $val; if [[$val -eq 1]] then; + do .. ; else ..; fi;`
In perl it doesnt echo val.

Please advice.

Thank you Intern guy