TL;DR

The clean way to capture stuff in Perl.

I guess you saw it coming… after writing about a Quick-and-dirty capturing of STDOUT in Perl, it’s time to look at a more robust way of doing the same.

Capture::Tiny is what will help you doing this and much more. I guess this whole post can be stolen from the module’s description:

Capture::Tiny provides a simple, portable way to capture almost anything sent to STDOUT or STDERR, regardless of whether it comes from Perl, from XS code or from an external program. Optionally, output can be teed so that it is captured while being passed through to the original filehandles. Yes, it even works on Windows (usually). Stop guessing which of a dozen capturing modules to use in any particular situation and just use this one.

Folks… it’s easy to blog with so much amazing stuff available! 😄