[p4perl] help for output of p4 revert -a file

Lars Thegler lth at cybercity.dk
Thu Apr 14 00:18:50 PDT 2005

vik y wrote:
> But I only get partial output with the 'backtick' operator. I only
> get the output of file reverted successfully information. But could
> not get the error information. For example, if a file not found in
> p4, an output will be "... files not opened on this client". But
> $output could not get this line. 

Perl backticks only capture stdout. To capture stderr as well, you would
need to say:

  my $output = `p4 revert -a //depot/... 2>&1`;


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