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  • Subject: [vox-tech] How to check for data coming in STDIN
  • From: "Jay Strauss" <jjstrauss@yahoo.MAPScom>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 15:48:06 -0700

In perl, if I have a pgm:

while (<>) {
    print "this is the line: $_";
}

normally I'd invoke the pgm like:

echo "repeat this line" | ./pgm

But if I accidentally invoke it like:

./pgm 

How would I prevent the while loop from running (i.e. pseudocode):

while (<>) if (exists <STDIN>) {
    print "$_";
}

Thanks
Jay
 
Jay Strauss
jjstrauss@yahoo.com


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