[Israel.pm] perl -e weirdness
ESchichmanter at cloverleafcomm.com
Thu Aug 12 05:29:10 PDT 2004
On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 02:27:01PM +0300, Gaal Yahas wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 02:18:11PM +0300, Offer Kaye wrote:
> > Does anybody have any idea why:
> > perl -e 'print "Hello' -e 'World\n"'
> > 1. Even works?
> > 2. prints a newline after the "Hello"?
> Multiple -e switches work by concatenating lines joined by newlines. You
> can verify this by running the following one-liner:
> % perl -le 'print __LINE__;' -e 'print __LINE__'
Oops, sent to soon. So the point of the above is that your double-e'er
And perl honors the inline newline.
Eitan, try using backticks instead of forward ticks on Windows.
Perversely, CMD.EXE prefers those as quote marks.
Still no go (even with backticks - imagine that...):
H:\>perl -e `print "Hello` -e `World\n"`
Can't find string terminator "`" anywhere before EOF at -e line 1.
It refuses to work on my mahcine in Windoze, but works with regular quotes under the Solaris 8, no matter what combination of quotes/double-quotes or backticks I use...
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