Thanks for all the good advice. Perhaps I should clarify what I'm doing to help narrow down the advice I need. I'm opening a filehandle that goes something like "| commanda | commandb | sendmail", and then need to feed the form input, after some header information, into this filehandle. Is this a safer or more dangerous way than doing some other thing? Is there even a need to escape characters that are being piped into a command filehandle?
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