Perl 5 version 30.0 documentation

send

  • send SOCKET,MSG,FLAGS,TO

  • send SOCKET,MSG,FLAGS

    Sends a message on a socket. Attempts to send the scalar MSG to the SOCKET filehandle. Takes the same flags as the system call of the same name. On unconnected sockets, you must specify a destination to send to, in which case it does a sendto(2) syscall. Returns the number of characters sent, or the undefined value on error. The sendmsg(2) syscall is currently unimplemented. See UDP: Message Passing in perlipc for examples.

    Note that if the socket has been marked as :utf8 , send will throw an exception. The :encoding(...) layer implicitly introduces the :utf8 layer. See binmode.