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How do you manage perl modules on a Debian system?

I'd like to know if you have a method for managing perl modules on your Debian system, with respect to the following: Installing new modules Listing of manually installed modules Checking ...
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ksh equivalent of perl $! error reason

Is there an equivalent of $! in ksh, which provides the error string ? $? stores the exit code only.
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Perl script running as root can't do root things

We are running RedHat Enterprise ES 5 on x86_64. We have a perl script which does, amongst other things: make a directory copy dot files into it chown the whole thing The target directory is an ...