Shell - run shell commands transparently within perl
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 94 16:18:16 -0700 Message-Id: <9409222318.AA17072@scalpel.netlabs.com> To: email@example.com From: Larry Wall <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: a new module I just wrote
Here's one that'll whack your mind a little out.
$foo = echo("howdy", "<funny>", "world"); print $foo;
$passwd = cat("</etc/passwd"); print $passwd;
sub ps; print ps -ww;
That's maybe too gonzo. It actually exports an AUTOLOAD to the current package (and uncovered a bug in Beta 3, by the way). Maybe the usual usage should be
use Shell qw(echo cat ps cp);
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