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Posted on 1998-12-13
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I have an exe running which helps me to add user email via
form and if same user is present it sents error  so my question is if how do I catch the above error since error comes at command prompt??
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Question by:palanvinod
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by:martinag
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$result = `program.exe parameters`; # notice the backticks!

Check if $result is some kind of error message. For example you could use
if ($result =~ /error/) {
  # There was an error
}

Martin
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Thomy earned 50 total points
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You can open a pipe with perl instead executing it with system or backticks. You execute your program and read the stdout from it.

open (DATE, "date.exe |") or die "Can't open date.exe";
while (<DATE>) {
    $out .= $_;
}
close(DATE);
# do something with $out
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