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Old 08-18-2009
Perl - Problems with Signal Handler

I have a problem with signal handlers not working.
I have a long 1000 line code and somehow this code for signal handling is not working:

Code:
$SIG{INT} = \&interrupt;

sub interrupt {
    print STDERR "Caught a control c!\n";
    exit;  # or just about anything else you'd want to do
}

Any reasons why?

I tested it on a short sample test program and it works. What can be the reason in my program not to work?

Thanks in Advance.
# 2  
Old 08-18-2009
Something else is blocking SIGINT? Or maybe I better ask - what does 'not working mean'?
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Old 08-18-2009
Did you mean - print statement is not getting printed to the ERR stream when you mean "not working" ?

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