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    if I have this in my script on the unix server;

    @lines = 'ls -Atl *';

    the command ls -Atl * is run and the result stored in @lines.

    If I have this in my script on my windows machine;

    @lines = 'dir/4/od';

    well, it doesn't work. Double-quoting it just stores it as a string.

    Can someone tell me how to write for Win 32 so that a command like the dir above is actually executed (and so that I can store the output in my array).

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    ' is a single quote
    ` is a backtick

    You need to try backtick. As I said previously, I don't know if Perl for win32 understands backtick and have the same effect as Perl for UNIX.
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    It does. I mean, at least when I tried it it worked as expected. Anyway, if it should fail for some reason, the man can always use system().

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