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Re: Shell Commands executed in perl script

by rinceWind (Monsignor)
on May 22, 2007 at 11:08 UTC ( #616729=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Shell Commands executed in perl script

You have quotes inside your quotes. Try the following:

print $sh->ls( qq(-l ./logs/ |grep -v "^d" |grep -v file1 | awk 'NR>1 +{ print \$9}'));

Or indeed you could use q() as you're not doing any variable substitution inside the string.

Update: yes I know it would be better for the OP to have coded this in perl rather than shelling out 4 subprocesses. Sometimes you need to start with where the person is. Spotting the quote nesting is something glaringly obvious to me - a kind of mistake anyone can make in coding, and worth pointing out.

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Re^2: Shell Commands executed in perl script
by msk_0984 (Friar) on May 22, 2007 at 11:43 UTC
    Hey rinceWind

    Really thanx for your prompt reply ..... but i am facing another problem after making the changes, when executed it is giving me the error. Even used q() also but no success

    awk: 'NR
    awk: ^ invalid char ''' in expression

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    Sushil Kumar
Re^2: Shell Commands executed in perl script
by Anonymous Monk on May 22, 2007 at 13:24 UTC
    Dude ... Do you really need to use Shell at all ??? Convert this shell to perl code...will probably take less time then debugging this errors one at a time.

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