shelling out? - uname

Russ Hogge lpm at
Fri Dec 8 14:02:02 GMT 2006


Is there a good method of returning uname within perl.  I need to test if
my script is running on Linux or Solaris, and suspect that there is a
module that would tell me this information is a sane manner.

Clearly I could just type:
chomp($platform = `/usr/bin/uname`);

But this strikes me as poor.

Any thoughts?


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