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I have been given severall scripts to maintain. They are packaged in tarballs, and then grouped into more tarballs and then grouped into more tarballs, and they use an installer to install them. The problem that I'm running into is that inside each tarball is an installer script written in perl that has "bad" syntax. I know that the scripts have worked before, but they are barfing now. The "bad" syntax is:

system perl -pi -e s-xxx-`uname -n`- htmlfilename

instead of:

system perl -pi -e s/xxx/`uname -n`/ htmlfilename

Now, since fixing this requires me to open all tarballs and hunt things out I was wondering what I need to do to the environment to make this work instead. Like I said, I know I have used the exact same installer scripts before and they worked, but on the next machine they are not.

And before we get into the "It should be fixed right", it is being fixed right, by the people who have checkin rights, and that means I can't get the package for at least a month (don't ask) and I would like this to work now, without having to go through all the tarballs and find every occurance.

Thanks for your help.

"Nothing is sure but death and taxes" I say combine the two and its death to all taxes!

In reply to Dashes vs slashes in a oneliner by Rex(Wrecks)

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