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Re: Untaring with perl

by gryphon (Abbot)
on Aug 24, 2005 at 17:30 UTC ( #486305=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Untaring with perl

Greetings mrbbq,

This is untested, and I only just now tossed it together, but is this what you're asking for?

use Archive::Tar; my $tar = Archive::Tar->new; chdir '/tmp' or die $!; $tar->read('anything.tgz', 1, { 'extract' => 1 } );

I'd rather not have to chdir; instead, I'd like to tell Archive::Tar where to extract the files. How to do that is probably in the POD somewhere.

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code('Perl') || die;

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Re^2: Untaring with perl
by mrbbq (Sexton) on Aug 24, 2005 at 18:08 UTC
    Works perfect, thank you.
Re^2: Untaring with perl
by mrbbq (Sexton) on Aug 24, 2005 at 18:19 UTC
    could anything.tgz be a variable?
    $tar->read('$tar_file",1, { 'extract' => 1 });
    I could not get it to work passing a variable...ideas?

      Greetings mrbbq,

      You have a single-quote just before $tar_file that doesn't match the double-quote at the end. You should either change the single to a double, or (and better) just drop the quotes.

      use strict; my $tar_file = 'anything.tgz'; $tar->read( $tar_file, 1, { 'extract' => 1 } );

      gryphon Development Manager (DSMS)
      code('Perl') || die;

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