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Spinning cursor while waiting for search/copy process to be finishedby Ingvar (Novice)
|on Mar 11, 2013 at 08:44 UTC||Need Help??|
Ingvar has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Dear Perl experts,
I have created my first Perl script (I am a complete novice): it searches for certain files on a network disks according to the data from the parsed XML-file and then copies them to the working folder. Since it has to browse a lot of folders the waiting period is up to 1 minute. I would like to have a text cursor rotating while the process is going on.
Here is my subprogram:
It works perfectly well by itself.
And here are the pieces of code themselves:
Is there any way to use the spin function while the process of searching and/or copying is going on? I have checked all the solutions both here and on other sites and could neither understand how it works nor implement: way too much complicated and fail to produce what I expect (or I do it the wrong way). I would like to find a simple and, which is more important, working solution.
Thank you in advance.