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I am calling a unix shell script from a perl script by using the following system command:
system("./readfile_new.sh");

but it seems the unix script readfile_new.sh is not being called.
Can someone let me know how to call this script in the perl file/
Oct 26 '06 #1
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miller
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Is the script in the currently active directory? The above code should work, at least this works for me.

system("./myOtherPerlScript.pl")

http://perldoc.perl.org/functions/system.html
Oct 26 '06 #2
divzz
2 New Member
I am calling a unix shell script from a perl script by using the following system command:
system("./readfile_new.sh");

but it seems the unix script readfile_new.sh is not being called.
Can someone let me know how to call this script in the perl file/

Hi,
you can call the shell script through a perl script using the following command below....

system("sh","readfile_new.sh");

If your shell file is in current directory,then this should work. (FYI: I use korn shell). If your sh script is in some other dir then specify the path.
Hope this works for you.
Feb 1 '08 #3
divzz
2 New Member
I am calling a unix shell script from a perl script by using the following system command:
system("./readfile_new.sh");

but it seems the unix script readfile_new.sh is not being called.
Can someone let me know how to call this script in the perl file/
oops.. u had posted in 2006!!! I noticed it after posting my reply !!
Feb 1 '08 #4
mohanprasadgutta
33 New Member
you can use either system function call or keep the unix command you want to execute between backticks.
Feb 1 '08 #5

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