How to redirect and restore STDOUT

by David Farrell

STDOUT is the Perl filehandle for printing standard output. Unless a filehandle is specified, all standard printed output in Perl will go to the terminal. Because STDOUT is just a global variable, it can be redirected and restored. Want to implement logging on a program without changing every print statement in the source code? Want to capture the standard output of a perl CRON job? Read on.

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