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Re^2: Using wildcards to open files.

by starface245 (Novice)
on Oct 25, 2012 at 15:52 UTC ( #1000893=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Using wildcards to open files.
in thread Using wildcards to open files.

Yes it does have spaces in the name.


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Re^3: Using wildcards to open files.
by frozenwithjoy (Curate) on Oct 25, 2012 at 21:10 UTC
    That's causing your problem. You are only using the chunk before the first space for each file.

    I haven't had a chance to test this in your exact usage situation, but try the following. It replaces spaces in the file names with escaped spaces.

    #!/usr/bin/perl @files = glob("*.msg"); foreach $file(@files) { $file =~ s/ /\\\ /g; $cmd = "perl script.pl < $file"; system($cmd); }

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