Alan Stewart astewart at
Tue May 16 12:09:01 CDT 2000

On 16 May 00, at 8:40, Alex Shah wrote:

>I believe you are missing a '|' in your open statment:
>open(PING, "| ping");

Put the pipe on the other end, ping feeds the pipe:
  open(PING, "ping |");

>will allow interprocess communication to occur, otherwise you will be
>opening the file itself.


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