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Re: system() on linux/win32

by dhable (Monk)
on Apr 25, 2002 at 15:55 UTC ( [id://162007] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to system() on linux/win32

system returns a value of 0 when the command was successful. In your case, system returns 0 because it was successful so warn gets run. To solve the problem, check to see if the value is 0 like so:
system( $excel, $excelfilename) == 0 or warn ".....";
This should produce the right results. See the perlfunc on system for more information.