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Enter Filename

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 10, 2012 at 01:24 UTC ( #980798=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

What do I need to code to run my Perl Script from a command prompt like this:

perl -i "C:\temp\inputfile.txt" -o "C:\temp\myoutput.csv" + -s "C:\temp\myoutput.stat"

Where the -i is the input file (required) and the -o is the output file location for a csv (required) and the -s is the output file for a .stat file (not required). I would like to be able to run all three or just two of these in one command line. I already have the code for the program but need to fiure out how to implement the arguments so that they can run in command line. Thank you

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Re: Enter Filename
by NetWallah (Canon) on Jul 10, 2012 at 02:30 UTC
    The "-s" option documented in "perlop perlrun" can help you parse and assign parameter values. This is useful for quick/dirty scripts.

    For maximum power/flexibility , use Getopt::Long.;

                 I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it.

Re: Enter Filename
by monsoon (Pilgrim) on Jul 10, 2012 at 01:41 UTC
    Well, I think there were already enough hints and clues here Perl Input Parameters for Unix. If you were able to write the code that handles all that input, I'm pretty sure you can deal with the Getopt module no problem. Why not learn something new?
Re: Enter Filename
by aitap (Deacon) on Jul 10, 2012 at 07:42 UTC
    You can use code from answers to your previous question and add a little check for the variable containing the value of -s parameter, something like this:
    defined $statfile && open my $FILE, ">", 'last_5min.stat' or die $!; <...> defined $statfile && print $FILE "<ED>$by</ED>\n<ECO>Max Busy</ECO>\n< +ECE></ECE>";
    Sorry if my advice was wrong.

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