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Re: Re: Re: Re: Super Find critic needed

by Anonymous Monk
on Jun 30, 2003 at 16:04 UTC ( #270206=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Super Find critic needed
in thread Super Find critic needed

Yes, I am copying the entire directory and its contents before running the script.

Also reference what you said:
"The other thing I noticed in your script is that every file will be over written regardless of whether any actual changes were made or not. This is likely to give you problems when you come to verify that the changes made where correct, or worse, make it hard to undo any mistakes as you won't know whether 1 file or every file was changed"

How would I change it so it just writes on files I am changing??
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Super Find critic needed
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jun 30, 2003 at 16:34 UTC

    Okay. Here is an untested modification of the second part of your script that reads the file into an array, applies the regexes to the array and notes if any changes were made. If there were changes, creates an new file and writes the changed content to it, and finally renames the new file over the old file.

    Files who do contains anything that needs modifying will be untouched and retain theor original modification timestamps, and the window for errors resulting from system failures is much reduced, though not completely eliminated.

    foreach my $file (@files) { open( FILE, '<', $file ) or die "Couldn't open $file: $!"; @data = <FILE>; close( FILE ); my $modified = 0; # Assume no modification foreach (@data) { # Increment the flag if changes are made ++$modified if s/servername\.aa\.company\.zzzz\.com/NEWNAME.\c +om/gi; ++$modified if s/\bservername\.aa\.company\.com\b/NEWNAME\.com +/gi; ++$modified if s/\bservername\b/NEWNAME\.com/gi; } # If we made no modifications, # leave the original file as is if( $modified ) { # Create a new file for the modified data open( FILE, '>', "$" ) or die "Couldn't create $file.n +ew: $!"; print FILE for @data; close(FILE) # Then rename the new file over the old file, # effectively deleting the old # There is still a window of opportunity for error # if the system crashes, but it is much smaller. rename "$", $file; } } print "Total Count = $ct\n";

    Examine what is said, not who speaks.
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      Thanks I will now give it a try.

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