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batch expand Windows compressed printer driver files

by grinder (Bishop)
on Nov 18, 2004 at 15:54 UTC ( #408792=snippet: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I had a directory full of compressed printer driver files for Windows. The file abc.de_ is expanded into abc.def (and the fact that _ is replaced by f is governed by a file with an .INF exension). Normally this is all dealt with behind the scenes automatically, but I had to do it manually.

The following snippet will look for lines that contain the abc.de_/abc.def mapping and expands those files.

Additional error checking is left as an exercise to the reader :)

perl -nle "/^([^.]+\.[A-Z]{3}),([^.]+\.[A-Z]{2}_)$/ and system qq{expand $2 $1}" HPBF3510.inf
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