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Re^2: system() requires double ctrl-c

by saintmike (Vicar)
on Nov 10, 2008 at 08:40 UTC ( #722580=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: system() requires double ctrl-c
in thread system() requires double ctrl-c

For people that do error checking, it's not a problem. die if !system("some_long_running_shell_command");
You mean die if system(...) as system returns 0 on success ... ok, this works for simple scripts, but in the general case you might want the script to handle the error instead of dying.

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Re^3: system() requires double ctrl-c
by ikegami (Patriarch) on Nov 10, 2008 at 09:17 UTC

    Oops! So used to "if!" or "or" to catch errors. Fixed.

    As for the simplicity, it was just an example. You're right that it's really not suitable for use. The docs for system provide a more complete example.

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