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Re: Perl Rename

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jul 03, 2010 at 08:59 UTC ( #847884=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl Rename

Try switching the 's for "s.

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Re^2: Perl Rename
by Mad_Mac (Beadle) on Jul 03, 2010 at 11:31 UTC

    Good idea. I should have thought of that. It get's rid of my error, but the test files aren't getting renamed.

    Hmmm ....

      Works for me if I invoke like this:

      rnm "s/Blah Blah - \d{2} - //" "Blah Blah - 01 - Peter.txt" "Blah Blah + - 02 - Lois.txt"

      Of course, that requires I supply the names of the files to be renamed because cmd.exe doesn't expand wildcards for you. If you want that to happen, you'll have to modify the script a little:

      #!/usr/bin/perl -w $op = shift or die "Usage: rename expr [files]\n"; chomp( @ARGV ); @ARGV = map glob, @ARGV; for ( @ARGV ) { $was = $_; eval $op; die $@ if $@; rename ( $was, $_ ) unless $was eq $_; }

      Then rnm "s/Blah Blah - \d{2} - //" *.txt works.

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