# Backstick Operator in Perl

PERLServer Side ProgrammingProgramming Scripts

This simplest way of executing any Unix command in Perl Program is by using backstick operator. You simply put your command inside the backstick operator, which will result in execution of the command and returns its result which can be stored as follows −

#!/usr/bin/perl
@files = ls -l;
foreach $file (@files) { print$file;
}
1;

When the above code is executed, it lists down all the files and directories available in the current directory −

drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Sep 14 06:46 9-14
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Sep 13 07:54 android
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 574 Sep 17 15:16 index.htm
drwxr-xr-x 3 544 401 4096 Jul 6 16:49 MIME-Lite-3.01
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 71 Sep 17 15:16 test.pl
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Sep 17 15:11 vAtrJdy
Published on 02-Dec-2019 10:38:19