According to a "teach yourself Perl" book I've got here, I can reset STDOUT to the default (ie. normal STDOUT) by doing this :
However, if I do this :
I'd expect to see :
however all I see is :
I need to system() a process which refuses to run quietly (even with direction to /dev/null) so I want Perl to turn off stdout temporarily, but then I need it back....hayelp!