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Old 01-29-2002
perl variable assingment

I want to assign the current user to a variable in my perl script.

My first attempt using Solaris 8 (perl 5) is:

$VAR = system(logname);

However, this assigns 0 to $VAR, and outputs the user to the screen. Does anyone know the command that I need?

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Old 01-29-2002
your VAR is getting the return value of the system call, 0 for success try this to get the logname into the variable


print $var;
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Old 01-29-2002
Thanks again edog.
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