[Gllug] Command line tool to find video dimensions?

salsaman at xs4all.nl salsaman at xs4all.nl
Sun Jun 3 06:37:50 UTC 2007

On Sat, June 2, 2007 19:42, Nix wrote:
> On 1 Jun 2007, salsaman at xs4all.nl outgrape:
>> Thanks for the tips ! Unfortunately my knowledge of perl has been
>> gathered
>> mostly from online tutorials.
> They're very bad ones. Get the Camel Book and read it (it's actually
> quite a fun read, even if the language it describes varies between nasty
> and vile).

I would do, except that I am travelling, and (dead trees) books are heavy !

>> It's nice to know pipes are supported natively !
> *Everything*, pretty much, is supported natively.
> If you find yourself using system() in perl, you are almost certainly
> making a mistake. What with open, IPC::Run, and XS, you pretty much
> never need it.
> Oh, and it's worth hitting CPAN whenever you think Perl should be able
> to do something but can't: the likelihood is that someone else has
> already made it do whatever-it-is.

I would do this also, except that I try to keep the requirements of my
package as light as possible. Everything should be done in standard perl.


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