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8.34: I {changed directory, modified my environment} in a perl script.  How come
the change disappeared when I exited the script?  How do I get my changes to be

        In the strictest sense, it can't be done--the script executes as a
        different process from the shell it was started from. Changes to a
        process are not reflected in its parent--only in any children
        created after the change. There is shell magic that may allow you to
        fake it by eval()ing the script's output in your shell; check out
        the comp.unix.questions FAQ for details.


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