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Passing parameters for a 'require'

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I'm trying to modify the Matt's BBS script. What I want to do is to convert it in a multiple BBS system. It works with a .cfg file and I guess I should create several config files pointing to each BBS subdirectory I want to create, and pass to the script the cfg file name to use from the form.
I was trying to read a hidden variable and to use that variable with the 'require' statement, but what I tried didn't work. Can you help me? How to do it?
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I think the reason that you've not gotten an answer is that the question is incomprehensible.  Perhaps you could try and ask the question again, a bit more slowly?
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I have no clue what Matt's BBS script is, but perhaps this will give you a start: (3 different files (a.pl, b.pl, and c.pl) and then some command line stuff:

#-----------------------------------------
File : a.pl
#!/usr/bin/perl
$z = $ARGV[0];
die unless defined($z) && (-f $z);
eval {require ($z);} || die "eval of $z failed: $@";
&A;
print "All done\n";
#-----------------------------------------
File :b.pl
sub A {
  print "This is b.pl\n";
}
1;
#-----------------------------------------
File: c.pl
sub A {
  print "This is c.pl\n";
}
1;
#-----------------------------------------
>a.pl b.pl
This is b.pl
All done

>a.pl c.pl
This is c.pl
All done


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