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Re^4: Private Utilities

by thor (Priest)
on Dec 02, 2005 at 04:57 UTC ( #513512=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Private Utilities
in thread Private Utilities's a simple multiplexer:
use strict; use warnings; use Getopt::Long; my ($number, $format) = (2, "output"); GetOptions( "number=i" => \$number, "format=s" => \$format, ); my @output_file; foreach my $num (1..$number) { my $file = "$format.$num"; open( $output_file[$num-1], ">", $file ) or die "Couldn't open + '$file' for write: $!\n"; } my $file_num = 0; while(<>) { print {$output_file[$file_num]} $_; $file_num += 1; $file_num %= $number; }
Save it in a file of your choosing, and call it like:
perl --format out --number 7 input1 input2 ...


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Re^5: Private Utilities
by l3v3l (Monk) on Dec 02, 2005 at 16:33 UTC
    Right on! thank you for the code thor. If you are interested or have any ideas on how to improve - here are some other (bioinformatics) liners that I have been working with and have put on the site l3v3l's scratchpad
      # Choose the Nth FASTA record # Called as "perl line_number file_name" use warnings; use strict; $/= '>'; my $line_number = shift; while(<>) chomp; if ($.-1 == $line_number ) { print; exit 0; } }
      # Choose any Range of FASTA records # Called as perl --start start_line --end end_line file +_name # both --start and --end are optional; # no --start => start reading from end of file, end at --end # no --end => start reading from --start, read to end of file # neither => print every line use warnings; use strict; use Getopt::Long; my ($start, $end) = (undef, undef); GetOptions( "start=i" => \$start, "end=i" => \$end, ); $/='>'; while(<>) { if( (!defined($start) || $start <= $.) && (!defined($end) || $. <= $end) ) { print; }
      In reality, the second script subsumes the first as a special case (set start and end to the same value).

      As for your "show the number of lines" example, I don't understand it. From the looks of it, it looks like it counts the number of lines in the file that have a whitespace character in it. Is this really what you want?


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