APM: Use of the ampersand, "&"

Taylor Carpenter taylor at codecafe.com
Thu Sep 29 10:54:28 PDT 2005

don james wrote:
> She has an example where the "&" precedes a filename.  It is used in the
> following context:
> open(SAVED, ">&STDOUT");

That is for duping the file handle.  See dup(2) and perldoc -f open.


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