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Calling Perl inside a csh script

Posted on 2003-03-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-26
#!/bin/csh -xv

perl -ane 'print if $F[2] ne $p; $p=$F[2]' finished1.txt > finish.txt             # Perl to remove duplicate contiguous lines

#!/bin/csh -xv

Hi all,
     I want to run one line of perl shown above in a UNIX script. Unfortunately it is not working when it is called by the crontab. On my own machine the script runs just fine. Someone has suggested that the crontab does not know the location of the perl interpreter. (Note:the code above will be all part of the one program so I'm not sure that I should be using   #!/bin/csh -xv   twice)
The log file shows the following error from the cron job: perl: Command not found.
Am I calling the perl interpreter properly?? AND when I am going back to using unix commands should I re-use !/bin/csh again??

Question by:Deeteees

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HamdyHassan earned 400 total points
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replace these two lines
perl -ane 'print if $F[2] ne $p; $p=$F[2]' finished1.txt > finish.txt             # Perl to remove duplicate contiguous lines

/usr/contrib/bin/perl -ane 'print if $F[2] ne $p; $p=$F[2]' finished1.txt > finish.txt             # Perl to remove duplicate contiguous lines

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ID: 8114787
No need for Perl.  Use 'uniq', eg:

uniq finished1.txt >finish.txt

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