You could always just use a system
call. Below is what the docs say about checking exit values and such.
Because system() and backticks block SIGINT and SIGQUIT, killing the p
+rogram they're running doesn't actually interrupt your program.
@args = ("command", "arg1", "arg2");
system(@args) == 0
or die "system @args failed: $?"
You can check all the failure possibilities by inspecting $? like this
$exit_value = $? >> 8;
$signal_num = $? & 127;
$dumped_core = $? & 128;
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