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Reformat command output inline
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by RenMcCourtey
on Jun 29, 2016 at 08:54

    Hello, I'd like to seek your help on tedious task I'm fighting today. I need to reformat ldapsearch output to acceptable form, and I'd prefer to do that inline with one command. Originally I had complex piped steps of sed and grep and then I realized perl could do that better but I don't know how. Basically I'd like to drop empty or ^dn: lines and merge some other lines together while trimming them. Source looks like this:

    dn: distinguished_name1 cn: common_name1 orclnetdescstring: complex_address_line1 dn: distinguished_name2 cn: common_name2 orclnetdescstring: complex_address_line2 dn: distinguished_name3 cn: common_name3 orclnetdescstring: complex_address_line3
    And the result should go like this:
    common_name1=complex_address_line1 common_name2=complex_address_line2 common_name3=complex_address_line3
    Now I believed this one liner, which I completed with help here would do that: perl -p0e 's/\n^$|\n^dn:*$//mg','s/cn: //g','s/\norclnetdescstring: /=/g' nejms.txt but it doesn't. And as it's getting more complex, I can't see the errors and maybe I'd be better with original sequence of more generic commands, I'm not sure.
Remove html tags to obtain plain text
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by Mj1234
on Jun 29, 2016 at 06:02
    Hello Monks,

    I have a string as shown below. I want to extract only the plain text and assign it to a scalar using HTML::Parser. How can this be done?

    $string = '<style>table{border-collapse: collapse;margin-left: 1cm;fon +t-Family: courier;width: 60%}.hoverTable tr{background: #D8D8D8;} .ho +verTable tr:hover{background-color: #ffff99; }</style><table border=2 + class="hoverTable">[20160628_151916] <tr><td bgcolor="#366092"><font + color="White"> PLAIN TEXT TO BE EXTRACTED</td>';
Remove SOME new lines
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by RenMcCourtey
on Jun 29, 2016 at 05:06

    Hi, I just hit the issue somewhere I wouldn't expect it. Let's say I want to remove new lines from file, but only some of them. It's obvious to me how to get rid of them all, and it's also what is described everywhere. But while it's easy to replace all Us with Os and all new lines with 'bla', how do I remove new lines from lines starting with U only? I tried following without any success:

    perl -pe 's/\nU/U/g' /tmp/nejms.txt perl -pe 's/^U/U/g' /tmp/nejms.txt
state is the root of evil?
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by basiliscos
on Jun 29, 2016 at 05:04

    Hello dear monks,

    My colleges too-frequently use state feature for aggressive caching. That makes some test problematic, and the functions to be unpure. I'm asking them do not use state, but it seems my arguments aren't strong enough.

    I think I've read some article about state feature misuse, but I can't remember it. If you have a link to some blog, please, share it

    PS. May be I'm not right and state isn't so bad?

    WBR, basiliscos.
RegExp: words excepstions list similar to characters' one.
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by nikolay
on Jun 29, 2016 at 02:23
    Hi. How do i use words excepstions list (like [^qwe|asd]) -- similar to characters' one ([^ghjk])? -- I try to write a script, that would exchange word parts, that contains sign '-', where these parts do not contain (exception) given lists? For example, in the code below
    $z='Web-developer, perl-program, explicit-element, function-call, 2-x +speed.'; print "|$z|\n---\n"; $vrm='(?^ui:(\W)([^(\d|web)]+)-([^(proramm|call)]+)) "1>$1<3>$3< 2> +$2<"'; @bz=split "\t", $vrm; for( $i=0; $i<$#bz; $i+=2 ){ while( $z=~s#$bz[$i]#$bz[$i+1]#g ){ print "|$z|\n"; # <STDIN>; } }

    i want that each part in the 2-word combination, except 'explicit-element', will remain the same, and only 'explicit-element' be turned to 'element explicit' -- because their parts are listed in lists: 'Web-developer' remains the same because its first part 'Web' is in the regular expression, before the sign '-', same for '2-x', whereas 'perl-program' and 'function-call' second parts ('program' and 'call') are listed in the regular expression after sign '-'.

    So, what to do in PERL w/ the exception list for words? Thank you for any advance.

show/hide an Entry field
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by dadenn
on Jun 28, 2016 at 20:29
    I have a Perl-Tk script that uses frame/checkbox/Entry widget to ask for a new LDAP password. I use show=>'*' to mask the actual password. I have over 300 group accounts that have complex passwords and have to change every 180 days. We make up an excel spreadsheet (password protected) to create the new passwords, then copy/paste them into the script. I need a way to toggle from the masked password to the clear text password to ensure the copy/paste was what I expected before I issue the LDAP command to alter it. Is this even possible?
Restful Client Query
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by beckmanel
on Jun 28, 2016 at 12:57

    Problem implementing a relatively simple restful client query, that I have already implemented in curl. A request for device information from a cisco ISE server.

    #!/usr/bin/perl use warnings; use REST::Client; use LWP::UserAgent; use JSON; use MIME::Base64; use Data::Dumper; $ENV{HTTPS_VERSION} = 3; $ENV{PERL_LWP_SSL_VERIFY_HOSTNAME} = 0; ######################################################## # This works in the shell ######################################################## #curl -k 'https://<myuser>:<mypassword>@<myhost>/webacs/api/v1/data/De +vices' my $host = 'https://<myhost>'; my $user = '<myuser>'; my $pwd = '<mypassword>'; my $client = REST::Client->new(host => $host); my $encoded_auth = encode_base64("$user:$pwd", ''); $client->GET("/webacs/api/v1/data/Devices", {'Authorization' => "Basic $encoded_auth", 'Accept' => 'application/json'}); print 'Response: ' . $client->responseContent() . "\n"; print 'Response status: ' . $client->responseCode() . "\n"; foreach ( $client->responseHeaders() ) { print 'Header: ' . $_ . '=' . $client->responseHeader($_) . "\n"; } __END__ Response: Can't connect to <myhost>:443 LWP::Protocol::https::Socket: SSL connect attempt failed with unknown +errorerror:14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert h +andshake failure at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.10.0/LWP/Protocol/http line 47. Response status: 500 Header: Content-Type=text/plain Header: Client-Date=Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:56:58 GMT Header: Client-Warning=Internal response
    Thank You !!
Perligata array indices
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by msh210
on Jun 28, 2016 at 12:44

    I can't get Perligata array indices to work: it uses the index instead of the array value. Here's my code, with # comments where the result is unexpected:

    adnota -MLingua: +:Romana::Perligata ute strict. ute warnings. adnota use stric +t; use warnings; huic vestibulo perlegementum da. adnota $_ = read +line STDIN; his lacunam tum hoc scindementa da. adnota @_ = spli +t ' ', $_; meis apis lacunam tum hoc scindementa da. adnota my @ap = +split ' ', $_; meo io nullum da. adnota my $i=0; meo mo haec admetamentum da. adnota my $m = $ +#_; per in nullum tum mum conscribementis fac sic adnota for (0..$ +m) { hoc tum lacunam egresso scribe. adnota print S +TDOUT $_, ' '; hoc horum tum lacunam egresso scribe. adnota print S +TDOUT $_[$_], ' '; # prints $_ instead cis adnota } scribe novumversum egresso. adnota print STD +OUT $/; meis bis. adnota my @b; meo vo. adnota my $v; per vum in nullum tum mum conscribementis fac sic adnota for $v (0 +..$m) { vum tum lacunam egresso scribe. adnota print S +TDOUT $v, ' '; vum aporum tum lacunam egresso scribe. adnota print S +TDOUT $ap[$v]; # prints $v instead vo borum vum aporum da. adnota $b[$v] += $ap[$v]; # doesn't assign adnota + # (@b has a 'once' warning, not on adnota + # this line, in simpler versions of adnota + # this script) cis adnota } scribe novumversum egresso. adnota print STD +OUT $/; per in his fac sic scribe hoc tum lacunam egresso cis adnota for (@_) +{print STDOUT $_, ' '} scribe novumversum egresso. adnota print STD +OUT $/; per in bis fac sic scribe hoc egresso cis adnota for (@b) +{print STDOUT $_} # doesn't print

    Can anyone help, please?

    $_="msh210";$"=$\;@_=@{[split//,uc]}[2,0];$_="@_$\1";$\=$/;++$_[0]for$...1;print lc substr crypt($_,"@_"),1,6
socket programming error while using it in modular way
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by t-rex
on Jun 28, 2016 at 12:10

    hello monks, i am trying something like

    sub client_socket_create() { my $socket = new IO::Socket::INET ( PeerHost => '', PeerPort => 7777, Proto => 'tcp', ); print "$socket \n"; return $socket; }

    then my calling script calls client_main()passing this $socket but to my shock when i print this $socket in client_main() it gives me nothing a space just

    sub client_main($) { my $socket = @_; print "$socket \n"; # some processing # }

    what could i possibly doing wrong ?

Entering text into richtext field
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by rahul.xeqtr
on Jun 28, 2016 at 12:07

    Hi PerlMonks, I am automating a sharepoint page to add certain testcases in the pre-existing list.I am importing the data from an excel file and trying to add it to sharepoint textfileds. For most of the field I am fine, but there 1 field that has taken my sleep away.It is a richtext field. my code is as follows

    #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use Test::More; use Test::WWW::Selenium; use Spreadsheet::ParseExcel; my $parser = Spreadsheet::ParseExcel->new(); my $workbook = $parser->parse("Additional test cases.xls"); if ( !defined $workbook ) { print "i am in if"; die $parser->error(), ".\n"; } # Parameters are passed through to WWW::Selenium my $sel = Test::WWW::Selenium->new( host => "localhost", port => 4444, browser => "*chrome", browser_url => "", default_names => 1, error_callback => sub { ... }, ); # use special test wrappers around WWW::Selenium commands: $sel->open_ok(" +20Support/Lists/75%20Kendospecific%20Regression%20testing/ +px", undef, "fetched sharepoint's site alright"); $sel->window_maximize(); $sel->type_ok("cred_userid_inputtext","rahul.pandey\"); $sel->wait_for_page_to_load_ok(500000000); sleep(5); $sel->type_ok("ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_UsernameTextBox","rahul.p +andey\"); $sel->type("ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_PasswordTextBox","f4TLxCQT") +; sleep(5); $sel->click("ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_SubmitButton"); $sel->wait_for_page_to_load_ok(500000000); sleep(10); my $j=4030; for my $worksheet ( $workbook->worksheets() ) { #for ($i=3;$i++;$i<148) { $sel->click_ok("//*[\@id='Ribbon.ListItem-title']/a/sp +an[1]","","ribbon titled item clicked"); sleep(5); $sel->click_ok("//*[\@id='Ribbon.ListItem.New.NewListI +tem-Large']/a[1]/span/span/img","","ribbon titled new item clicked"); $sel->wait_for_page_to_load_ok(500000000); sleep(10); my $cell = $worksheet->get_cell( 1,2); my $test_Status=$cell->value(); $cell = $worksheet->get_cell( 1,3); my $test_location=$cell->value(); $cell = $worksheet->get_cell( 1,4); my $sub_test_location=$cell->value(); $cell = $worksheet->get_cell( 1,5); my $Test=$cell->value(); $cell = $worksheet->get_cell( 1,6); my $Expected_Result = $cell->value(); #$sel->type_ok("//*[\@id='Title_fa564e0f-0c70-4ab9-b86 +3-0177e6ddd247_\$TextField']", "$test_Status", "test status added for + $j"); #$sel->type_ok("//*[\@id='Issue_x0020_ID_a1517b7b-f6f5 +-48c1-a445-319c3c86aa3b_\$NumberField']", "$j", "test id added for $j +"); #$sel->type_ok("//*[\@id='Test_x0020_Location_80797698 +-d44a-4f1c-b78a-9067d196e97c_\$TextField']", "$test_location", "test +location added for $j"); #$sel->type_ok("//*[\@id='SubTest_x0020_Location_87a5c +789-0ad7-4974-93e9-6787c1f0c4be_\$TextField']", "$sub_test_location", + "sub test location added for $j"); #$sel->type_ok("//*[\@id='Test_af9f0da2-5c9c-46a7-9b09 +-7bcf92800f59_\$TextField']", "$Test", "TEST added for $j"); $sel->type_ok("//*[\@id='Expected_x0020_Result_2549932 +9-daed-4ae4-b963-7ed8dc142ec3_\$TextField_label']", "$Expected_Result +", "Expected Location added for $j");### this line of code is not wor +king for me sleep(15); #$sel->click_ok("//*[\@id='Ribbon.ListForm.Edit.Commit +.Publish-Large']/span[1]/span/img","","Test Case $j added"); $j=$j+1; # } }

    The line of code that is not working for me is  $sel->type_ok("//*[\@id='Expected_x0020_Result_25499329-daed-4ae4-b963-7ed8dc142ec3_\$TextField_label']", "$Expected_Result", "Expected Location added for $j"); This particular field has following x-paths

    <div class="ms-rtestate-field ms-rtefield ms-inputBox ms-inputBoxActiv +e" id="Expected_x0020_Result_25499329-daed-4ae4-b963-7ed8dc142ec3_$Te +xtField_topDiv"><div id="Expected_x0020_Result_25499329-daed-4ae4-b96 +3-7ed8dc142ec3_$TextField_inplacerte_label" style="display:none">Rich + text editor Expected Result</div><div rtedirty="false" aria-multilin +e="true" aria-haspopup="true" aria-autocomplete="both" role="textbox" + class="ms-rtestate-write ms-rteflags-0 ms-rtestate-field" id="Expect +ed_x0020_Result_25499329-daed-4ae4-b963-7ed8dc142ec3_$TextField_inpla +certe" style="min-height:84px" aria-labelledby="Expected_x0020_Result +_25499329-daed-4ae4-b963-7ed8dc142ec3_$TextField_inplacerte_label" co +ntenteditable="true"><p></p><span rtenodeid="2" id="ms-rterangecursor +-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span><br></div><div + style="clear : both;"></div></div> <div rtedirty="false" aria-multiline="true" aria-haspopup="true" aria- +autocomplete="both" role="textbox" class="ms-rtestate-write ms-rtefla +gs-0 ms-rtestate-field" id="Expected_x0020_Result_25499329-daed-4ae4- +b963-7ed8dc142ec3_$TextField_inplacerte" style="min-height:84px" aria +-labelledby="Expected_x0020_Result_25499329-daed-4ae4-b963-7ed8dc142e +c3_$TextField_inplacerte_label" contenteditable="true"><p></p><span r +tenodeid="2" id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterang +ecursor-end"></span><br></div>

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