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You have two different sets of variables you're using. At the top-most scope of the file, you've declared the lexicals $givenname, $surname, and $middle_initial; these three are set by the first conditional (if ($adduserargs == 2 || $adduserargs == 3){ ... }</c), and are visible to the adduser() function.  Then you have three other lexicals with the same name that are declared and set in the second conditional (<c>elsif ($adduserargs == 0) { ... }). They are not visible to your adduser() function which ends up looking at variables with no values in them.

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In reply to Re: Why would this code work under one condition and fail for the second condition? by japhy
in thread Why would this code work under one condition and fail for the second condition? by dark314

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