The environment variables are parameters to a script (the script author used 
this as the mechanism for providing parameters rather than command-line 
arguments). If there is an environment variable that is known to cause this 
behavior, I can provide a list of them, but most are "application-specific" 
and don't have anything to do with the OS (unless there is some collision 
that I'm not aware of). (The ones that do have something to do with OS are 
PERL5LIB and PATH, which I would think wouldn't be the source of any 
problems along these lines).
 The OS is red hat linux, 2.4.21-4.ELsmp

On Apr 9, 2005 10:13 AM, Jeff Stampes <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: 
> >perl version 5.8.0, I am debugging a script that uses a module, and
> >that module elicits a warning like "you only used that filehandle once,
> >you dolt in <filename> line <whatever>" (I paraphrase, since I can't
> >post from work, and that's where the problem is).
> >
> >The problem is the filenames is some weird characters, and they change
> >when some random environment variables that have nothing to do with
> >perl (I believe) change. Sometimes it "breaks" the terminal, meaning
> >all the subsequent output to the screen is these weird characters
> >(reminding me maybe of when you try to view a binary file in a text
> >editor) and I end up having to close the session and fire up a new
> >terminal window.
> >
> What are those environment variables? What OS are you working on?
> ~Jeff

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