Unable to get any programmes

Steve Foster srfoster at btinternet.com
Fri Jan 20 13:54:13 EST 2012

Getting closer ☺ Thanks for your help.

The output from perl -V was as expected, with the libraries pointing to get_iplayer\lib

However printing $? Displayed -1 - running rtmpdump using backticks failed. This did use to work and I have no idea what I have changed on my system to break it.

I've just created a really simple perl program

my $op = `dir`;
print $?;
print $op;

And this also fails with -1 printed. So it seems I can't run any backtick commands! No luck yet on understanding why after a brief google.

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