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Re: Perl Path Editor for Unix

by QM (Parson)
on Sep 13, 2005 at 20:39 UTC ( #491691=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl Path Editor for Unix

I had a similar problem on really old *nixes, where I had to suck in setups to run in various production environments. The old *nix couldn't take path variables over some limit, and would just chop it off, leaving only part of the necessary path, and a useless dangling root tip.

I had to save off the original path, suck in the new stuff, then cut out duplicates and other known useless bits, and set the path with the new shorter string. I think I just used a Perl script as a filter in backquotes in the shell, and all was (mostly) well...until I tried tcsh, but that's another story.

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