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On Sat, 5 Nov 2005 23:14:34 -0500
"Aaron Brown" <> wrote:

> Manfred Lotz wrote:
> > However, I couldn't find any documentation of io.popen in
> > the reference manual.
> To my knowledge, there is no official documentation.  Since
> this function is not supported by all platforms, it is
> something of a "poor relation".
> In case you didn't see it, I posted a brief description of
> io.popen with sample code to this list a few days ago:

Yes, I didn't see it. Thanks.

Tried it out. At least on my platform (FreeBSD 6.0) ErrStr isn't used
in case an error happens. The error message just goes to stderr


The deficiency will never show itself during the test runs.