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Re: [vox-tech] Gotta question
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Re: [vox-tech] Gotta question

Set $| =1 at the beginning of the program.

It forces flushing of the output buffers.

At 04:42 PM 8/16/2001 -0500, you wrote:

>Fancy this, I gotta new problem
>I'm calling a ksh script within my perl program.  The ksh script basically
>dumps a ton (multiple Gb) of data to stdout.  I'd like my perl program to
>dump it to stdout too.  But if I do a:
>print `ksh_script`;
>The data doesn't get written to stdout till the ksh script completes, as
>opposed to if I execute the ksh
>script from the cmd line like:
># ksh_script > out
>If I call the ksh script within my perl program I figure if I have to dump
>multiple Gb of data I'll run out of memory long before the ksh script
>completes.  Is there a different way to call the ksh script from within perl
>so that the output of the ksh goes straight to stdout?  So that I can do:
># perl_script > out
>without the memory requirements
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