i am creating a directory using perl's system command
how can i test that it is created bofore proceeding..

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You should use perl to crate the directory:

mkdir("blah") or die "Can't mkdir blah: $!";

but if you are using system() examine the return value of system, see the system documentation for details:


hi thanks for reply
If we are using it in a crontab script which is better
system command or mkdir

If the crontab script is perl, use mkdir(), if it's not perl, use whatever is appropriate.

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