Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Keep It Simple, Stupid

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
I'm sorry, but I'm a bit lost.

I understand that English might not be your first language, but you're not doing a very good job of explaining what you need (no offense intended).

This is what I understand from your posts so far:

  • You have a number of files with a .pdb extension
  • You have a tool that processes these files in some way
  • You want to use perl to feed these files to this tool
Now, assuming that the above is correct - I have a couple of questions for you.
Firstly, how do these files need to be passed to your external tool? Do you need to a) just pass the name and location of the file, or b) open the file within perl and then pass it line by line?

And secondly, does this external tool produce any output? And if it does, what should be done with that output?

Perhaps if you can describe as best you can the steps you would take if you were going to process one of these files manually (from start to finish), then that might help me to understand a bit better what it is you need.

In reply to Re^5: How to embed a tool in my script by McDarren
in thread How to embed a tool in my script by angel_perl

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and all is quiet...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others browsing the Monastery: (3)
    As of 2018-01-20 06:14 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?
      How did you see in the new year?

      Results (226 votes). Check out past polls.