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Hi, I have a minimum knowledge in perl and trying to get my head around to do a script. I need to write a script that look for a file in a folder where modified/created date is today and and rename it by appending the current date at the end of the file name. Then copy it to a different location,

File Name format - "ABC DEF GHI 3648.html" - This file is generated everyday with a random number(3468).

Need to rename it to - "ABC_DEF_GHI_22112012.html" I have started with the below script,

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; # Specify the folder for file search my $startFolder = "D:\\XXX\\XXX\\"; opendir (DIR, $startFolder) || die "Can't access $startFolder"; # to search for the document foreach my $file (readdir(DIR)) { #Modified today and specify the file pattern next unless (-M $file <= 1 && $file =~ m/\ABC DEF GHI/); } closedir(DIR);

The next step is to rename the file as specified above and copy it to a new location. Please let me know the best way to do it. Thanks.


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