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Re: how does qx select a "/bin/sh equivalent"?

by pc88mxer (Vicar)
on Jun 10, 2008 at 15:51 UTC ( #691262=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to how does qx select a "/bin/sh equivalent"?

This leads me to the question: how does qx select the aforementioned "/bin/sh equivalent"?
The shell that is used is determined at the time that the perl executable was compiled. On Unix-like systems it will probably be /bin/sh, but on other platforms (OS2, Win32, VMS) it could be very different.

Also, the shell is not guaranteed to be "equivalent" to /bin/sh. On non-Unix systems perhaps "counterpart" is a better way to describe it.

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