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Reading ARGV _AND_ trying to have redirectable STDOUT ????

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This is probably incredibly obvious, but I'm just not getting it. I
need to accept an arg (I don't care if it's from getopt or @ARGV).
and I need to be able to print to STDOUT. So far, so good. If I try
to redirect STDOUT to a file (>test.out), the program doesn't output
anything at all (I cannot even tell if it's executing) . If I don't
take the arg from the command line, the STDOUT redirect works fine.

How do I manage both?

Thanks!

Mike-

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In article <ps********************************@4ax.com>, Michael W.
Cocke <co***@catherders.com> wrote:
This is probably incredibly obvious, but I'm just not getting it. I
need to accept an arg (I don't care if it's from getopt or @ARGV).
and I need to be able to print to STDOUT. So far, so good. If I try
to redirect STDOUT to a file (>test.out), the program doesn't output
anything at all (I cannot even tell if it's executing) . If I don't
take the arg from the command line, the STDOUT redirect works fine.

How do I manage both?

Thanks!

Mike-

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It would be best if you could post your program, reducing it down to
the minimum size that demonstrates the problem. However, please do so
to the newsgroup comp.lang.perl.misc, as this group is defunct.

I have definitely written perl programs that accept command line
arguments and redirected STDOUT to a file, so i know it is possible.
Have you considered explicitly opening a file and writing to it, rather
than redirecting STDOUT?
Jul 19 '05 #2

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