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Sorry, bash wins.
Authored by: bm on Jan 25, '07 11:46:07PM
That's not faster at all. Even with an added command in bash (see below), 'time' reports:
real    0m44.014s
user    0m11.898s
sys     0m25.316s

real    0m55.462s
user    0m0.302s
sys     0m0.172s
One caveat: that's bash 3.2.9 -- the latest, while perl remains at 5.8.7;
..the bash-code used an additional 'sed' to escape whitespacing in $PATH.

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