gouldopfl has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have a ksh script on Sun Solaris. We are running 5.10.0 of Perl. I have no control over this. The ksh script calls a perl program which recursively goes through a series of directories to get all of the data that has not been posted. I did not write this nor have I had a lot of experience with perl as that is not our main programming language here. The way the program is written is if the login fails it still returns a 0 error code even with a die statement, or at least the ksh script thinks it does and continues. I need to be able to have the perl program send a 0 or 1 to the ksh script to know whether to continue or not. Any idea's or examples would be greatly appreciated.