My brain doesn't cope well with
system("command") and die "Error message: $?";
Although the above is perfectly valid - as system returns zero for success, unlike every other perl function I can think of - I'd much rather use:
...which makes it much more obvious (at least to me) what's going on.system("command") == 0 or die "Error message: $?";
Although I note that the examples in the perldoc use the latter approach, this is mostly a personal style point/grumble: feel free to ignore it.
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That way everyone learns.