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in reply to Re^2: Automating execution of shell scripts
in thread Automating execution of shell scripts

There are so many errors in your subroutine that we are not sure what you are trying to do. I recommend that you study the documentation perlsub. I suspect that you are confusing us (and yourself) with a poor choice of variable names ($script1 for the name of a script file and $script2 for its output???). Given the code you have shown, $_ should not contain anything. You probably do not need a subroutine if all it does is extract the directory name from the script output. Use a regex with capture parenthesis in your main program.

We can provide much better help if you post a short program that we can run and duplicate your problem. Use use strict; use warnings and fix all errors and warnings that they cause. (Read the tutorial Short, Self-Contained, Correct Example)

Bill