I'm new to perl scripting and trying to source .bash_profile file and then do cd to the directory. below is the content of the .bash_profile file:

# .bash_profile # Get the aliases and functions if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then . ~/.bashrc fi # User specific environment and startup programs export CTC_HOME=/Inf/work/ #PATH=$PATH:$HOME/.local/bin:$HOME/bin #export PATH

below is the script i'm trying to create:

#!/bin/perl # use strict; use warnings; if(-s "/cs/ctc/.bash_profile"){ `source ~/.bash_profile`; }else { print "The file doesnot exists","\n"; exit 1; } my $dir = "cd $CTC_HOME"; chdir($dir);

But, getting below error:

Global symbol "$CTC_HOME" requires explicit package name at ./program. +pl line 12. Execution of ./program.pl aborted due to compilation errors.
Any help is most welcome!!!

In reply to source a file in Linux using perl script by perl_007

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