Press Enter to Continue...

I have a perl script that is automating a process for data retrieval. It is pretty straight forward, with one exception. You need to interact with another program (GUI) to complete the process. So, I need to have the program print out an instruction, and then wait until the enter key is pressed, and then proceed with the rest of the automation. I don't know how to do the pause, wait for the enter key to be pressed...

#!/usr/bin/perl

# Do something useful
print "You need to do that other thing, then press 'Enter'. \n";

<Magic_Happens>

# Do something else
stakorAsked:
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sjklein42Connect With a Mentor Commented:
A typo crept into my last post.  THis is better

print "You need to do that other thing, then press 'Enter'. \n";

<>;


print "Now it is done\n";

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sjklein42Commented:
Ironically, you were really close!  Use <> to read from stdin.

print "You need to do that other thing, then press 'Enter'. \n";

<>;

prnt "Now it is done\n";

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stakorAuthor Commented:
I knew it was going to be simple, I just had no idea it was that simple. Thank you very much.
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