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Re: Formatting output

by cjf (Parson)
on Jun 13, 2002 at 12:15 UTC ( #174157=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Formatting output

chomp the input from /etc/passwd to remove the newlines, splitting into an array is much cleaner in my opinion. Checking your open calls and using strict and warnings is also good practice.

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; open INPUT, "</etc/passwd" or die "Can't open file #!\n"; my @lines; while (<INPUT>) { chomp; @lines = split /:/; write(); } format STDOUT_TOP = NAME ID ---- -- . format STDOUT = @<<<<<<<<<<<<<< @<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< $lines[0], $lines[4] .

Also, what systems is it failing on, what errors does it give?.

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Re: Re: Formatting output
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 13, 2002 at 13:19 UTC
    I need to find out what system it is on. Thanks for the input and I will try it out when the system is back up.

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