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Re^2: search a particular file

by raghu_shekar (Novice)
on Mar 11, 2010 at 04:14 UTC ( #827935=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread search a particular file

Hi, Here find the piece of code im using.. pls tell me where im going wrong... i took all your advice and since glob din workout i did the last piece of code. here it is
#!/usr/bin/perl $path = "path to the directory"; chomp($path); chdir($path); @lis = `ls`; foreach (@lis) { if ($_ =~ m/^dump*txt$/) #say the file i want is dump_234_129_15.txt { print $_."\n"; } }
here the @lis has all the different files in the directory... but the specific file is not fetched..

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Re^3: search a particular file
by raghu_shekar (Novice) on Mar 11, 2010 at 04:21 UTC
    Hi All, I managed to find the mistake i was doing..U guys have been very very helpful.. i missed out the . if ($_ =~ m/^dump.*txt$/) in the if statement. So i guess the script was looking for a file starting with dump and ending with txt. but now its working fine.. Thanks a lot.. you guys rock.. will be back for more... :)

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