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I feel dirty just executing command line commands in my perl script and it doesn't feel very professional

If you do it right, it's fine* - but backticks are usually not the "right" way to do it: Calling External Commands More Safely

In this case, see jo37's and my responses to PERL to AWS.

* Update: To be a little more specific: I personally think it's fine in the case of aws and other complex tools like that, and if you're not doing it in a tight loop where performance is important. For stuff like grep, cat, awk, etc., of course one shouldn't call external commands - afoken made a nice list in this node.

In reply to Re: Any reason to use the Paws module over aws cli commands in perl script? by haukex
in thread Any reason to use the Paws module over aws cli commands in perl script? by nysus

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