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Hi All

We have sometimes 100’s of web pages to edit on our server and would like a Perl script to do it if possible. The preset variables that I would like to be able to edit would be:

$FolderPath = "the/path/to/the/folder/to/edit";
$ExtentionToEdit = "htm";
$LookFor = "look for text like this and change it";
$Replace = "This is my new text for this file";

Thanxs!
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Question by:blnukem
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by:holli
ID: 12074564
use File::Find;

$FolderPath = "the/path/to/the/folder/to/edit";
$ExtentionToEdit = "htm";
$LookFor = "look for text like this and change it";
$Replace = "This is my new text for this file";

find(\&wanted, $FolderPath);

sub wanted
{
      if ( $File::Find::name =~ /$ExtentionToEdit$/ && -f $File::Find::name )
      {
            system ("perl -ni.bak -e \"s/$LookFor/$Replace/; print;\" $File::Find::name\"");
      }
}
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by:blnukem
ID: 12082574
holli

I get this error:

sh: -c: line 1: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `"'
sh: -c: line 2: syntax error: unexpected end of file

I would really like to accomplish this with the use of modules some of our serverdont have all modules installed.
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by:holli
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you will have to add the shebang-line at the beginning of the script. like:

#!/usr/bin/perl

the line must point to the correct path of your perl interpreter.
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by:blnukem
ID: 12100095
I did

#!/usr/bin/perl

use File::Find;

$FolderPath = "/usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/test";
$ExtentionToEdit = "htm";
$LookFor = "Old Words";
$Replace = "New Words";

find(\&wanted, $FolderPath);

sub wanted {

     if ( $File::Find::name =~ /$ExtentionToEdit$/ && -f $File::Find::name ){
          system ("perl -ni.bak -e \"s/$LookFor/$Replace/; print;\" $File::Find::name\"");
     }
}
print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
print "done";
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by:holli
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and?
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by:blnukem
ID: 12100278
I get this error:

sh: -c: line 1: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `"'
sh: -c: line 2: syntax error: unexpected end of file
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by:holli
ID: 12100945
you are still exexuting the script to the shell not through perl!

try typing

perl scriptname

at the command-line
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by:holli
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what's the output of the following

#!/usr/bin/perl
@a = ("hello ", "from ", "perl ");
print "@a;

??
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by:blnukem
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hello from perl
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replace
   system ("perl -ni.bak -e \"s/$LookFor/$Replace/; print;\" $File::Find::name\"");

with
   system ("perl -ni.bak -e \"s/$LookFor/$Replace/; print;\" $File::Find::name");
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by:blnukem
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Thanxs!
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