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Re: do until loops

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 07, 2001 at 01:27 UTC ( #94618=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to do until loops

I'm trying to do a simple copy command that will overwrite a file a specific number of times(i.e 10 times and then terminate) using the do until command. Can anyone give me some advise on this.


Comment on Re: do until loops
Re: Re: do until loops
by rlivings (Acolyte) on Aug 01, 2001 at 14:12 UTC
    couldnt you do something like this
    $value=0; do{ "copy command" $value=$value+1; } until($value==9);
Re: Re: do until loops
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 20, 2002 at 07:18 UTC
    #!/usr/bin/perl -w< use strict;<br> # use the -w and "use strict" # to check more on your errors # usefull thing for rookies my $content = "some content"; # here asuming that the file is in the same folder my $filename = "file_name.file_extention"; # i like the while loop better..... my $stopper = 0; # loop until $stopper equal 10 # opening the file for overwrite or die # print new data # close file # incress $stopper value by one while ($stopper < 10) { open yourfile, ">$filename" or die "\t cant open file"; print yourfile "$content"; close yourfile; $stopper++; } # done # if u relly want to use do until # replace my while loop from { to } by .. do { open yourfile, ">$filename" or die "\t cant open file"; print yourfile "$content"; close yourfile; $stopper++; } until ($stopper == 10) # # but a question is in my mind why the *~@ u wanna # overwrite a file 10 times ?????? # anyway hope i helped u a little
    Edit by dws to add <code> tag

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