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Re^2: renaming filenames

by remiah (Hermit)
on Aug 16, 2012 at 13:09 UTC ( #987756=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: renaming filenames
in thread renaming filenames

Maybe trivial thing to say,
rename($in,$out) if !-e $out
doesn't it ?

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Re^3: renaming filenames
by andalou (Novice) on Aug 16, 2012 at 22:12 UTC

    I'm using perl 5.12.4 on windows 7.
    Your code doesn't work in windows.

      Some questions.

      1. Active Perl or Strawberry Perl ?

      2. What shows your $_ in your program ? With my XP, it shows 8.3 style file names(For example, "Program Files"=> Progra~1).

      foreach (@files) { print "$_\n"; my $original = $_; s/canción/poesía/; rename "$directory\\$original", "$directory\\$_"; }
      What would $_ with Windows 7?.

      3. When you install Win32::Unicode,Win32::Unicode::Dir, Does this work ?

      use strict; use warnings; use utf8; use Win32::Unicode; use Win32::Unicode::Dir; my $wdir = Win32::Unicode::Dir->new; $wdir->open('./'); while ( my $file=$wdir->fetch ) { next if( $file !~ /^canción/ ); my $file_new=$file; $file_new =~ s/canción/poesía/; printW "$file ==> $file_new\n"; #moveW($file, $file_new) or die $!; } $wdir->close;
      I tried with ActivePerl. As "andalou" says, I also met the same error when calling moveW. It seems lacking XS's function which is calling Win32API. I guess Strawberry Perl works ... fine?

      I understand OP="andalou" now. If you are using Active Perl,

      ppm install " +FASSP+V2+multithreading%2Fpackages%2FWin32-Unicode.ppd"
      will remove your Win32::Unicode error messages. </code>

        Thanks remiah. How did you find the workaround for installing Win32::Unicode using ActivePerl?
        Is it better to uninstall ActivePerl and install Strawberry perl?


      This shouldn't be a problem for you, use a linux live-cd...

      If I have a file called canción, without any extension, and I want to rename it to poesía, without extension, it doesn't do it...

      It only works if the filename has at least 8 characters including point and extension. Moreover, if the $to filename, has equal or more number of characters than the $from filename and this has at least 10 characters, strange characters appear on the $to filename.

      Windows related problems I bet... avoid yourself a lot of trouble and try linux for this specific task

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