This function calls the system call specified as the first element of the list, passing the remaining elements as arguments to the system call. If a given argument is numeric, the argument is passed as an int. If not, the pointer to the string value is passed.
Following is the simple syntax for this function −
syscall EXPR, LIST
This function returns -1 on failure of system call and values returned by system function on success.
Following is the example code showing its basic usage −
#!/usr/bin/perl -w require("syscall.ph"); $pid = syscall(&SYS_getpid); print "PID of this process is $pid\n"; # To create directory use the following $string = "newdir"; syscall( &SYS_mkdir, $string );
When above code is executed, it produces the following result −
PID of this process is 23705