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How can I create a file named "default.asp?11=1"?

by ycjj (Initiate)
on Jun 24, 2002 at 08:21 UTC ( #176713=categorized question: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Contributed by ycjj on Jun 24, 2002 at 08:21 UTC
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How can I create a file named "default.asp?11=1"?

Answer: How can I create a file with filename as
contributed by Pug

Use open like you would for any other file.
Like this.

open WFILE, "> default.asp?11=1" or die "Can't open default:$!"; print WFILE $data; close WFILE;
Answer: How can I create a file named
contributed by Anonymous Monk

Depending on the file system that you are trying to save it to, you may not be able to. FAT, FAT32, and NTFS don't allow '?' in the file name. Looking at the extension I suspect that is probably the problem, you'll have to use another character.

or, just do something like hex encode the filename, like

my $name = "abba?@fzabb=11'a"; $name = unpack 'H*', $name; # name is now 616262613f3d31312761
To retrieve the original name you'd pack it instead of unpack'ing.
Answer: How can I create a file named
contributed by dwatson06

Is '11=1' not part of your Get? Normally pages are created as 'pagename.(asp,pl, cgi, etc)'. The question mark tells the page that there are parameters coming in. For this one, 11 is 1. So if you create an asp page as default.asp then call it passing ?11=1.
If it's vbscript (ASP) then you can just put in tags...
<%=response.write 11%>
and it should print out 1.

Answer: How can I create a file named "default.asp?11=1"?
contributed by igoryonya

I agree with the hex conversion in file names, but I'd say only convert file name invalid characters to hex as it's done in URLEncode almost. The invalid characters in windows filenames are:

append % to the beginning of the encoded char and also encode the % char.
my $name = "abba?@fzabb=11'a" $name =~ s/([\\\/:\*\?"<>\|])/\%unpack('H*', $1)/g; # name is now: abba%3f@fzabb=11'a%22
Or you can use ord instead of unpack.

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