SUMMARY: how to force output?

From: Christopher Barnard <>
Date: Wed Sep 02 2009 - 22:17:39 EDT
I asked

> This is Solaris 10, with the sun-shipped perl (5.8.4)
> I have a perl script and an expect script, both are fairly verbose
> about saying what they do.  Each runs just fine independently.
> However, when the perl script calls the expect script, the expect
> script no longer sends output to the screen.  It does what it is
> supposed to, but I  no longer get the output to the screen showing
> status.  Does this sound like a Solaris issue or a perl/expect issue?

The answer

I finally had a chance to go back to this problem this morning and  
yup, its a perl issue.  The `foo`; vs system("foo"); discrepancy.   
Most people correctly said it sounded like a perl issue and it was.

Christopher L. Barnard
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