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"bareword found near www" in oneliner

by coldfingertips (Pilgrim)
on Feb 08, 2004 at 21:26 UTC ( #327502=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

coldfingertips has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Someone gave me this snippet below but I can't get it to run in my CMD prompt. I am running on WinXP if that makes any different. It says "bareword found near www". Can someone see an error in this?
perl -MURI::Escape -MLWP::Simple -e "$t = get "http://www.cgiscript.ne +t/encrypt_index.htm"; print uri_unescape $t;"
Update: This one says it cannot find a string terminator:
perl -MURI::Escape -MLWP::Simple -e'$t =get "http://www.cgiscript.net/ +encrypt_index.htm"; print uri_unescape $t;'

20040209 Edit by Corion: Retitled from "URI::Escape"

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Re: "bareword found near www" in oneliner
by borisz (Canon) on Feb 08, 2004 at 22:04 UTC
    windows support only double quotes. So you must escape all quotes inside your script.
    perl -MURI::Escape -MLWP::Simple -e"$t =get \"http://www.cgiscript.net +/encrypt_index.htm\"; print uri_unescape $t;"
    It is untested, I did not use windows.
    Boris
      Windows supports double AND single quotes.
      perl -MURI::Escape -MLWP::Simple -e"$t =get 'http://www.cgiscript.net/ +encrypt_index.htm\'; print uri_unescape $t;"
      Anne
        Sure, windows supports qouble and single quotes inside a perl script. But I was talking about quoting mechanisms of your shell ( cmd.exe ). Sorry if this was not obvious.
        Boris
      So you must escape all quotes inside your script.
      Nah, you'd just use single quotes inside your script.

      Abigail

Re: "bareword found near www" in oneliner
by edan (Curate) on Feb 09, 2004 at 11:29 UTC

    Another handy way to avoid quoting problems inside your perl one-liners is to use the generalized quoting constructs such as q() and qq(). See perlop under 'Quote and Quote-like operators' for the full scoop.

    --
    edan (formerly known as 3dan)

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