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Re: how to run this script

by CountZero (Bishop)
on Oct 05, 2012 at 17:09 UTC ( #997520=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to how to run this script

It seems you do not have Spreadsheet::ParseExcel installed.

On the command line try "cpan Spreadsheet::ParseExcel". That should install it for you.


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Re^2: how to run this script
by kurtcobain (Novice) on Oct 05, 2012 at 17:15 UTC
    thanks ..its working. whats the difference between running a perl script with command ./filename and perl filename . when i do ./filename it gives error bash: ./ Permission denied Please help
      when i do ./filename it gives error bash: ./ Permission denied
      You probably need to give your file execute permissions, like:
      chmod 777

      Also, conventionally, the .pm file name suffix is reserved for Perl module files (see package). It is more common to use the .pl file extension for scripts.

        chmod 777

        Far too permissive!

        That gives every man and his dog permission to run, modify or even delete the script, if they are able to browse to the directory containing it. Much safer would be

        chmod u+x

        We see, and have to try to fix, the chaos that ensues when someone does an ill-considered

        chmod -R 777 /some/path/with_lots_of/sub-directories

        and it is a practice strongly to be discouraged.



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