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Re: [vox-tech] Calling a shell pgm from perl to change ENV
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Re: [vox-tech] Calling a shell pgm from perl to change ENV



On Wed, 11 Jul 2001, Jay Strauss wrote:

> One of a couple of more questions.  But to preface, thanks for all the help
> so far
>
>  I have a shell program with creates/changes the caller's environment.
>
>  I want to call this from a perl program (and have the environment setup)
> but
> the changes never exist after the execution.  The script is being called,
> and during the script I do some "echo"s and everything is fine.  Can't I do
> this???  for example
> [...]

Changing %ENV within the script will only change the child process'
environment.  It does not change the parent process' env.  I don't know
how to do this...yet, but I hope this puts you on the right track.

FL


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