Hello again mje,
Did you try the module that I recommend earlier?
Regarding your question The problem I am seeking an answer to is how to continue using sysread without getting the deprecated warnings I do not recommend that but you can read more here Supressing warnings.
Let us know what you have tried so far, provide us a sample of code to replicate the problem. We are just guessing for the moment.
Hope this helps, BR
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