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excluding a subdirectory in a perl script that uploads images to an ftp site

Posted on 2008-09-29
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I am dealing with a perl script that runs on a cron to ftp images from one server to another via ftp. Currently the image directories are /listings/residential    /listings/commcercial and so on... each of these directories has a subdirectory for thumbnails... as the script stands now, it ftps all the images and as a result the thumbnails end up overwriting the full size images... Can i easily add to the following code to exclude any subdirectory with the name 'thumb' or thumbnails?
here's the ftp portion of the code:


open(IMG, "< $filelist") or die "$!";
while($file=<IMG>) {
	chomp $file;
	$rs = $ftp->put($file);
	if($rs ne ''){
		&log(sprintf("FTP PUT FILE: %s", $rs));
	}else{
	 	&log(sprintf("FTP PUT ERROR: %s", $file));
	}
}
close(IMG);

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Question by:taagangel
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hielo earned 500 total points
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try:

open(IMG, "< $filelist") or die "$!";
while($file=) {
      chomp $file;
    if( $file !~ m/thumb/i)
    {
      $rs = $ftp->put($file);
      if($rs ne ''){
            &log(sprintf("FTP PUT FILE: %s", $rs));
      }else{
             &log(sprintf("FTP PUT ERROR: %s", $file));
      }
     }
}
close(IMG);
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by:Adam314
ID: 22598256

open(IMG, "< $filelist") or die "$!";
while($file=<IMG>) {
        chomp $file;
        next if $file =~ /^thumb(nails)?$/i;
        $rs = $ftp->put($file);
        if($rs ne ''){
                &log(sprintf("FTP PUT FILE: %s", $rs));
        }else{
                &log(sprintf("FTP PUT ERROR: %s", $file));
        }
}
close(IMG);

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by:taagangel
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Thanks much!!!!! That did the trick! :-)
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by:taagangel
ID: 22598343
Thank you! Another person posted a very similar answer before you did and that one worked. Wish I could give you some points though as yours looks like it would have worked as well.
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by:Adam314
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No problem about the points - but you can split the points among multiple correct answers.
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