Temporarily redirecting STDERR

Curtis Poe cp at onsitetech.com
Tue Apr 16 10:42:25 CDT 2002

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Oppegaard" <joe at joppegaard.com>
To: "PDX Perl List" <pdx-pm-list at pm.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 12:52 AM
Subject: Temporarily redirecting STDERR

> I'm probably missing something obvious, but I can't seem to find the
> answer. How do you redirect stderr in scope, then have it return to its
> default once you leave that block?

This should do the trick, assuming I understood your question:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;
    local *STDERR;
    open STDERR, "> err.txt" or die $!;
    warn "This goes to the file";
warn "This doesn't";

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