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Use backticks to capture STDOUT from the program.
my $captured=`/sbin/ifconfig ppp01`;
Several other modules are also well suited to the purpose, for example, the IPC::Open series. By the way, you should familiarize yourself with the differences bewteen fork, exec, and system. The exec above completely nukes your program and runs ifconfig instead at that point it is called.
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