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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at peppler dot org>
Subject: RE: Sybase BCP
Date: Mar 4 2002 8:46PM
Lin, Arthur writes:
> Does system() inherit exactly same environment ?
system is really just a fork/exec...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Peppler [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 3:34 PM
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> Subject: RE: Sybase BCP
> Brad_Ziegler@notes.mdor.state.mn.us writes:
> > Is there any particular reason not to use system( )? I'm not an expert,
> > I'm curious.
> If you use system() you loose the output from the bcp
> command. Depending one the situation this may not be a problem,
> > Michael Peppler
> > List
> > rg> cc:
> > Sent by: Subject: RE: Sybase
> > owner-SYBPERL-L@lis
> > t.cren.net
> > 02/28/02 10:37 AM
> > Please respond to
> > SYBPERL-L
> > Scott Zetlan writes:
> > > Michael Peppler writes:
> > > > Scott Zetlan writes:
> > > > > If you don't need to do any of that, just call the Sybase
> > > > utility -- but
> > > > > don't use system(); open a pipe instead:
> > > > > open (BCP, "bcp... |");
> > > >
> > > > Or you can use backticks:
> > > >
> > > > my $bcp_output = `bcp ....`;
> > > >
> > >
> > > But then you have to wait for the process to complete before you can
> > examine
> > > its output. Opening a pipe from it allows you to report on the
> > of
> > > the bulk-copy as it's in progress.
> > Correct, although I suspect that bcp will buffer its output when
> > writing to a pipe, in which case you'll have to wait until 1k has been
> > written to the output before getting any data.
> > > Of course, there's more than one way to do it :) Use whatever works
> > your
> > > situation.
> > Indeed.
> > Michael
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