Shell

Shell(3)               Perl Programmers Reference Guide               Shell(3)



NAME
       Shell - run shell commands transparently within perl

SYNOPSIS
       See below.

DESCRIPTION
         Date: Thu, 22 Sep 94 16:18:16 -0700
         Message-Id: <9409222318.AA17072@scalpel.netlabs.com>
         To: perl5-porters@isu.edu
         From: Larry Wall <lwall@scalpel.netlabs.com>
         Subject: a new module I just wrote

       Here's one that'll whack your mind a little out.

           #!/usr/bin/perl

           use Shell;

           $foo = echo("howdy", "<funny>", "world");
           print $foo;

           $passwd = cat("</etc/passwd");
           print $passwd;

           sub ps;
           print ps -ww;

           cp("/etc/passwd", "/tmp/passwd");

       That's maybe too gonzo.  It actually exports an AUTOLOAD to the current
       package (and uncovered a bug in Beta 3, by the way).  Maybe the usual
       usage should be

           use Shell qw(echo cat ps cp);

       Larry

AUTHOR
       Larry Wall









3rd Berkeley Distribution    perl 5.005, patch 02                     Shell(3)