> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 02:19:26PM +0000, PHILLIPS M.E. wrote:
> > open (MAIL, "|-", '/bin/mailx', '-s', $subject, @addresses)
> > || die "Failed to e-mail report: $!\n";
> what's the point of using perl then?
There's more than one way to do it.
If mailx is already installed and configured then this allows you to send your
e-mail from your Perl script without installing other modules. I have
sometimes had to use servers where installing extra modules from CPAN was not
under my control.
I was assuming that the original poster's script was doing various other things
and needing to e-mail a report at the end. Obviously if the script was only
doing an e-mail then there would not be much point doing it this way....