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Hi, I am trying to parse some compressed logs, but am having no luck. I have a list of things to search for, and a changing list of files (based on dates). I can get the list of files with no problem, and can get the info oon the command line with the following command:
zcat file.gz | grep "Joe Sinclair" > output.txt
Inside my script I am doing what I believe to be the same thing, but I keep getting errors about opening the file. Here is a sample of the code that I am using:
my $filename = "file.gz"; my $reg1 = "Joe Sinclair"; my $reg2 = "Bill Halburg"; open INFILE, 'zcat $filename |' or print "ERROR - Could not open $fil +ename"; while($line = <INFILE>) { print $line if($line =~ /$reg1/); print $line if($line =~ /$reg2/); } close(INFILE);
What am I doing wrong? Thanks

In reply to dynamic zcat and grep by clmcshque

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