[Pmwiki-users] page revisions not working

Clinton R. Nixon clinton
Wed Oct 8 09:33:49 CDT 2003

Jonathan Scott Duff said:
> This does not do what you think it does.    The entire while loop is
> essentially a NOOP since you've opened the IN file handle as an
> *output* pipe.
> Why not just use system() from within perl?
> 	system "/usr/bin/patch", $q->param('txtfile'), $q->param('patfile');
> And you should check the return value of your open() or system() to
> see if it succeeded or not.

Good call. It was a quick and dirty 5-minute solution, works, and was
posted in order that someone else might improve it and use it when they
find themselves in the same situation.

- Clinton

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