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Batch to Perl translation (just 1 line, not the whole script)

by theneil (Novice)
on Aug 07, 2012 at 18:16 UTC ( #986050=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
theneil has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I've searched everywhere and can't find an answer so I guess I need to ask it!

I'm calling a perl script from BMC Impact Explorer that's filtering each ticket to the right support group using a Bayesian (SPAM Filtering) approach. I use the get_external function which sends the ticket message to the perl script and expects the group as the result.

But I am having trouble returning the group in the proper format. I HAVE however created a dummy .bat file that returns the output in the correct format (using the format I found on the BMC Communities forum)

I am wondering if anyone can essentially translate my .bat file output to Perl output?

.bat file:

echo BAYES; >> %1 echo bayesClass=nameOfClassVariable; >> %1 echo END >> %1
I literally need to output those strings in the same way that it's done in the .bat file. Any ideas? Thanks!

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Re: Batch to Perl translation (just 1 line, not the whole script)
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Aug 07, 2012 at 18:25 UTC

    On the face of it, a simple:

    print <<'stuff'; BAYES; bayesClass=nameOfClassVariable; END stuff

    Or even just:print "BAYES;\nbayesClass=nameOfClassVariable;\nEND\n"; ought to send the same text to STDOUT.

    The missing information is what is in %1 in the .bat script?

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Re: Batch to Perl translation (just 1 line, not the whole script)
by aitap (Curate) on Aug 07, 2012 at 20:50 UTC
    open my $fh, ">>", $ARGV[0] || die "$0: $ARGV[0]: $!\n"; # open the file specified in the first argument in append mode print $fh q{BAYES; bayesClass=nameOfClassVariable; END}; # write the text; close $fh; # close the file;
    See open, print, Quote and Quote like Operators, close for more information.
    Sorry if my advice was wrong.

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