in reply to Re: "close" failing
in thread "close" failing

The code jesuashok posted was simply copied verbatim from the example section of perldoc entry for close, even to the point of including the comment containing the ellipses "#...":
open(OUTPUT, '|sort >foo') # pipe to sort or die "Can't start sort: $!"; #... # print stuff to output close OUTPUT # wait for sort to finish or warn $! ? "Error closing sort pipe: $!" : "Exit status $? from sort"; open(INPUT, 'foo') # get sort's results or die "Can't open 'foo' for input: $!";

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