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    Perl question

    How to you redirect stdout to a file? I want to do something like:

    Code:
    open(OUTPUT, ">outfile.txt");
    setstdout(OUTPUT);
    print "hello outfile.txt";
    close(OUTPUT);

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    Are you sure you want to redirect stdout? You could just print to the file
    Code:
    open(OUTPUT, ">outfile.txt");
    print OUTPUT "hello outfile.txt\n";
    close(OUTPUT);
    But if you want to redirect STDOUT, STDIN, or STDERR, just open the file and assign it to that handle
    Code:
    open(STDOUT, ">outfile.txt");
    print "hello outfile.txt\n";

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    This works for me:
    Code:
    #! perl
    
    open (STDOUT, ">stdout.txt");
    
    print "what what!";
    
    close (STDOUT);
    The only thing is, I'm not 100% sure how to bring STDOUT to point back to itself originally.

    edit: Maybe this might help; some more elegant solutions http://perlmonks.thepen.com/11007.html

    edit2: And I agree, I have no idea why you would want to redirect STDOUT.

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