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Re^3: tar, system() & pipes?

by BrowserUk (Patriarch)
on Jul 17, 2007 at 20:46 UTC ( #627125=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: tar, system() & pipes?
in thread tar, system() & pipes?

If the intention is to read the output file back into your program once tar is finished, you could bypass the filesystem by using a piped-open:

(See the docs for perlfuncopen and perlopentut)

# ..................v open TAR, "tar .... |" or die ...; while( <TAR> { ## do stuff with the tar output }

## do stuff with the tar output could be as simple as print FILE $_;.

See also IO::Pipe.

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