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Re: TYPE/CONT in Perl

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Craig A. Berry
June 10, 2002 10:33
Re: TYPE/CONT in Perl
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At 01:17 PM 6/10/2002 +0100, BAZLEY, Sebastian wrote:
>The file can be read OK in DCL with TYPE/CONT, and in Perl:
>        open IN, "TYPE/CONT |";
>works OK, except that we haven't found how to terminate the sub-process
>without exitting the Perl script.

Closing IN doesn't do that?

>However, it would be nice if we could read the file directly from Perl, e.g.
>with the appropriate vmsopen() call from VMS::Stdio. We've tried "shr=put",
>but cannot seem to read beyond the initial end of the file.

Hmm.  I think VMS::IndexedFile can do sequential reads, i.e., I don't know 
if the file really has to be indexed.  Its only advantage for your problem 
is that it's using RMS calls rather than C library calls, which may or may 
not be a way around what you are seeing.  I don't really know why you are 
seeing the behavior you get but it would be interesting to know if it's 
reproducible with a simple C example.

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