Getopt::long samples

Posted on 2007-10-10
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I'm trying to get some simple Getopt::Long examples going, but nada  so far.  

For example;
c:\>script.pl --name=Jerry
Input name is Jerry

# script.pl code
use Getopt::Long;
# read options
$result = GetOptions ("name=s" => $name);  

# print value
print "Input name is $name\n";


c:\>script2.pl --base=10 --height=20
Base = 10
Height = 20
Area = 100

# script2.pl code
use Getopt::Long;

# read options into hash
$result = GetOptions (%options, "base=i", "height=i");  

# print hash values
print "Base = " . $options{'base'} . "\n";
print "Height = " . $options{'height'} . "\n";
print "Area = " .  0.5 * $options{'base'} * $options{'height'} . "\n";

Question by:Marketing_Insists
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$result = GetOptions ("name=s" => $name);  

should be

$result = GetOptions ("name=s" => \$name);  
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$result = GetOptions (%options, "base=i", "height=i");  

should be

$result = GetOptions (\%options, "base=i", "height=i");  

Author Comment

ID: 20097214
Thanks!, That was it.

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