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Posted on 2000-04-02
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i am running active perl on my win98 pc. i am also running visual perl editor to edit my scripts, i am new to perl and the problem i am having is that when i type in a code
example:

print "hello what is your name\n";
$reply = <STDIN>;
print "your reply was $reply\n";


and when i run it in msdos, the screen comes up blank, then if i type in a word, the screen runs the whole script at once using whatever i typed in, but i know that the "hello what is your name" should come up before the stdin correct??
but it doesnt, it all runs at the same time after i type a word in?

can anyone help me,

Thank you
Randor73
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Hi randor73,

seems to me you starting your script by
perl <scriptname.pl ??
In that case perl is simply printing your script not running it
By trying
perl yourscript.pl
you should get the behavior you expect?!

Greetings Michael
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Thank you very much, it was indeed the problem.
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