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Re^2: in place editing a list of files

by rjsaulakh (Beadle)
on Jan 08, 2007 at 18:09 UTC ( #593585=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: in place editing a list of files
in thread in place editing a list of files

liverpool thx a lot for ur piece of code but unfortunately the problem remains the same my files are not edited and they remain the same even after i run the script as modified by you . request you if u can guide me more on this i dont know where am i making the mistake

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Re^3: in place editing a list of files
by liverpole (Monsignor) on Jan 08, 2007 at 18:45 UTC
    Hi rjsaulakh,

    As ysth pointed out, my code was not doing the in-place editing part, nor the multi-line edit.  But those are quite easy to do.

    Here's a modified example that should work for you.

    Notice that the datafile can contain blank lines or commented-out lines, which are skipped (eg. # testfile).

    Notice, too, that the input file, once it's read and processed, is being written to, so it's REALLY an in-place edit.

    Warning:  Since it's doing in-place edits, be careful to have a backup copy of any files that you need to keep the original of!

    Here's the code:

    #!/usr/bin/perl + # Always use these use strict; use warnings; + # Edit contains the complete path of the files to be edited my $path = "/home/rjs/heena/edit" ; + # Getting a file handler (and test for success/failure!) open(FL, "<", $path) or die "unable to open data file '$path' ($!)\n"; + # Getting all the file names in the @array so that i can process the # file one by one chomp(my @array = <FL>); + # Close the data file close(FL); + # Process each file + foreach my $file (@array) { next if ($file =~ /^\s*(#|$)/); # Skip blank/commented lines process_file($file); # Process file } + + # Subroutines sub process_file { my ($file) = @_; + $/ = ""; # Read entire file as a single line my $fh; # Declare file handle (better than using globals) + # Read the file open($fh, "<", $file) or die "unable to read file '$file' ($!)\n"; $_ = <$fh>; close($fh); + # Apply the change s/CONFIDENTIAL(.*?)own\s+risk/ /sm; + # Write the file back TO THE SAME FILENAME open($fh, ">", $file) or die "unable to write file '$file' ($!)\n" +; print $fh $_; close $fh; }

    I made the file-processing into a subroutine for clarity, but you could do it within the loop if you wanted to, naturally.


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