|Syntactic Confectionery Delight|
Perl Renameby Mad_Mac (Beadle)
|on Jul 03, 2010 at 08:41 UTC||Need Help??|
Mad_Mac has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm still fairly new to Perl. I'm working through some basics to improve my understanding. I tried to use Larry Wall's Perl rename script, but keep getting an error.
I have a directory of file titled something like "Blah Blah - 01 - Peter.txt" and "Blah Blah - 02 - Lois.txt", etc. I want to strip off the "Blah Blah - 01 - " part, so I tried the following commands:
and a couple of other variations. Each time I get the same error:Can't find string terminator "'" anywhere before EOF at (eval 1) line 1
Am I doing something really stupid here? Did I copy the code wrong? Is something wrong with my regex?
I'm using Strawberry Perl 5.10.1 on W7 x64.