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How can I test that a perl script for a program is working?

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by:Dan Craciun
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What's it supposed to do? Install/modify files/email/etc?

Look at the code and see its purpose or post it here.

HTH,
Dan
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you need to see that the script file is executable (has the x perm) then you need run it (by calling it by its name or by using the full path to script file) with parameters (if needed to provide parameters) and see the results.
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Your question is way too vague.

Without knowing what the script is supposed to do, we can't tell you the best way to test it apart from running it and seeing what happens.
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How can I test that a perl script for a program is working?
You need to define what "working" means.
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by:Dan Craciun
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ps aux | grep "script_name"

Open in new window

This way you'll find out if it's still working.
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Start the perl script, wait for it to complete.

Then display the scripts return code:

echo $?

If you get 0 (zero) then the script worked OK, if you get any other number then something went wrong.

But it would help if you posted:

- how you start starting that perl script
- (part of) the perl script itself
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