Perl 5 version 8.8 documentation

accept

  • accept NEWSOCKET,GENERICSOCKET

    Accepts an incoming socket connect, just as the accept(2) system call does. Returns the packed address if it succeeded, false otherwise. See the example in Sockets: Client/Server Communication in perlipc.

    On systems that support a close-on-exec flag on files, the flag will be set for the newly opened file descriptor, as determined by the value of $^F. See $^F in perlvar.