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#!/usr/bin/perl -w # Removes files by using the tarball to get the files # by Rob Hudson (02012000) my $tarball = $ARGV[0] if ($ARGV[0] ne '') || die "Must specify a file +.\n"; my @files; my @dirs; # If file ends in .gz or .tgz, assume is gzipped # Else assume it is a plain tar file if ($tarball =~ m/\.t?gz$/) { @files = `tar -tzf $tarball`; } else { @files = `tar -tf $tarball`; } # Removes files. If it ends with '/', then its a directory # Push those into the directory array and move on. foreach $file (@files) { chomp $file; if ($file =~ m!.*/$!) { push @dirs, $file; next; } print "Removing file: $file\n"; system ("rm -f $file"); } # Using pop here to go backwards thru the array since directories # can be nested. while ($dir = pop(@dirs)) { print "Removing directory: $dir\n"; system ("rmdir $dir"); }

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