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How cross-platform is `foo 2>&1` these days?

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Michael G Schwern
April 5, 2003 15:35
How cross-platform is `foo 2>&1` these days?
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I know `` went through quite an overhaul between 5.6 and 5.8.  A lot of
common, Unixy things are emulated on non-Unix systems like >>, >, < and 2>&1.

My question is how wide-spread is this in 5.8.x and bleadperl?  Who has it
and who doesn't?

The problem I'm trying to solve is to write a cross platform version this:
    my $dist_test_out = `$make disttest`;
for testing MakeMaker that *also* captures STDERR inline with STDOUT. ie.
    my $dist_test_out = `$make disttest 2>&1`;
I know it'll work in some places under bleadperl, but not all.  I need to
know on what non-Unix systems it will and won't work.

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