Kynn Bartlett kynn-edapta at
Tue May 16 10:28:02 CDT 2000

At 7:26 AM -0700 5/16/00, Steve Meier wrote:
>Could someone tell me what I am doing wrong? What I want to do is look
>at each line that comes in on a ping.


>$ping = "/usr/sbin/ping";
>open (PING, "$ping $desthost ");

This is usually used to open a file, not to run a command.  You could
always use the somewhat icky backtick operator to slurp the
output of ping into a variable.

>while (<PING>)
>         {
>         printf $_;
>         }

@ping = split(/\n/, `$ping $desthost`);

Perl purists, how awful is this?
Kynn Bartlett <kynn at>

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