[Pdx-pm] job control

Todd Caine todd_caine at eli.net
Sun Jun 1 21:38:17 CDT 2003

perl -e 'print `/usr/bin/bash jobs`'

On (Sun, Jun 01 18:15), Randall Hansen wrote:
> Folks ~
> I'm trying to get a list of bash's suspended jobs using Perl.  I
> initially thought this would be trivial (e.g. perl -e "print exec
> jobs"), but I've yet to succeed.  I tried permutations of "system,"
> "exec," backticks, etc.  The closest I've come is:	$ perl -e "print
> `jobs`" which apparently does an eval on the output of jobs (causing
> errors and yielding nothing useful).  But what I really want is to
> capture and examine the output, not echo it.
> It occurs to me (after seeing "No such file ..." a few times) that
> technically jobs is a builtin of bash, not a system command.  This
> hasn't gotten me any closer.  I can start a new bash with perl, but
> can't figure out how to send builtins to an existing one.
> Which in turn makes me think that this may be more of a bash question
> than a Perl one, but I thought I'd ask anyway.
> TIA,
> r

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