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Re: Illegal Seek (Sendmail)

For all those perl hackers out there who got this message (like me) and accidentally thought it was a SENDMAIL error, it's not. It's a perl problem.
This happens because you check $! when you have no business doing so.  Don't use a line like: 
`system_command` or die "Can't do system_comand : $!";
It will fail with this illegal seek error.
Instead use : 
system("system_command") and die "Can't do system_command : $! ";
use "and" because system() returns 0 on successful completion.
Good luck,
Bryant Eadon              
Credit   |  First             
Suisse  |  Boston        
Global Market Data Services

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