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Re^2: chdir: failure

by Rabbi Bob (Scribe)
on Jul 17, 2007 at 11:13 UTC ( #626997=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: chdir: failure
in thread chdir: failure

Building on the above suggestions:
$DATE = `date +%Y-%m-%d`; chomp $DATE; $CURRDIR = '/home/'.$USER.'/'.$DATE; chdir ($CURRDIR) || die "Couldn't change to $CURRDIR Reason: $!";
You most likely will find that you are not pulling $USER into the directory line.
-sh-3.1$ perl Couldn't change to /home//2007-07-17 Reason: No such file or directory + at line 4.
Try assigning $USER, perhaps using get_login();
$DATE = `date +%Y-%m-%d`; chomp $DATE; my $USER=getlogin(); $CURRDIR = '/home/'.$USER.'/'.$DATE; chdir ($CURRDIR) || die "Couldn't change to $CURRDIR Reason: $!";
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Re^3: chdir: failure
by PerlMe (Novice) on Jul 17, 2007 at 19:16 UTC
    Thanks all,
    It works now. The problem was $date string terminated with a new-line "\n".
    I appreciate all the comments on '$user', '$!' and 'chomp'.

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