I'm looking for a snippet or simple module that run an external command and capture the completion status and stdout. I found some partial snippets in the camel book, but I'd really prefer something a bit more tested/complete. This is my note to dive into CPAN. Any suggestions are appreciated.
I've used perl (but not regularly) for over 10 years now. Lately I've been thinking about re-learning perl, not only for me but also for teaching my son.
These are resources I think I might use.
Perl From 10,000 Feet (by petdance) http://www.petdance.com/perl/class/
Programming:Perl (wikibooks) http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Programming:Perl
Tinkering With Perl: A Child's Guide (Jonathan Hayward) http://jonathanscorner.com/writings/perl/perl.html