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Re^3: renaming filenames

by andalou (Novice)
on Aug 16, 2012 at 22:12 UTC ( #987885=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: renaming filenames
in thread renaming filenames

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

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Re^4: renaming filenames
by remiah (Hermit) on Aug 17, 2012 at 15:29 UTC
    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?

        I googled with Win32::Unicode.ppd and found it. I always do this when my ppm-shell find no suitable package.

        But I am just tired of searching package for Active Perl...

        I can't uninstall Active Perl, because there is some working script. I would like to migrate gradually.

Re^4: renaming filenames
by pvaldes (Chaplain) on Aug 17, 2012 at 14:15 UTC

    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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