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Redirecting location in perl

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 10, 2013 at 06:50 UTC ( #1012600=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi I am actually doing a script to unzip .gz files .The script is given below

use IO::Uncompress::Gunzip qw(gunzip $GunzipError); $input="file.dat.gz"; $output="file.dat"; if (-e $input) { gunzip $input => $output or die "gunzip failed: $GunzipError for $output\n"; }

This will work if the input and code are in same location.My requirement is my script should be in "C" drive and input should be in D drive.Can anyone help ?

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Re: Redirecting location in perl
by LanX (Canon) on Jan 10, 2013 at 07:23 UTC
Re: Redirecting location in perl
by pmqs (Monk) on Jan 10, 2013 at 13:42 UTC
    Have you tried including the path in the gunzip command, like this?
    gunzip "c:/somepath/$input" => "d:/anotherpath/$output"

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