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Re: Getopt::Long question

by graff (Chancellor)
on Mar 03, 2009 at 03:55 UTC ( #747612=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Getopt::Long question

When you used this ordering of args on your command line:

scriptname --dir foo --year 2007 --delay 30
did you confirm that the "$delay" variable actually got the value "30"?

I'm guessing it might not have, because there might be something else happening to @ARGV before you make the call to GetOptions() -- like maybe something pops off the last arg?

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Re^2: Getopt::Long question
by Cody Pendant (Prior) on Mar 03, 2009 at 05:22 UTC
    You're right! I see what's gone wrong now, and I feel appropriately stupid. It wasn't actually "scriptname args" that I was running, it was "scriptalias args" where scriptalias is a doskey alias to the script, which didn't pass on all the args. Mea Culpa.

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