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file conversion in perl

Posted on 2009-02-23
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am taking an input file with a list of names. then for every occurence of Clark Kent, I am switching it with SUPERMAN!!!. I have some simple code below. where am i going wrong?
#!/usr/bin/perl -w
open("name.txt", "<filename.in");
open("nameout.txt", ">filename.out");
        my($line) = $_;
        if($name = Clark Kent)
                $newnme = "SUPERMAN!!!";
                my($first, $last) = split(//, $name);
                $line = sprintf($name, $newnme );

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Question by:swinfosec

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ID: 23716300
One thing I see is that you cannot compare a string with "=", and the string must be quoted.  it must be like:

if ($name eq "Clark Kent") {
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Tintin earned 1000 total points
ID: 23717981
You have a lot of code you don't need.

You could do it as a one liner, ie:

perl -pe 's/Clark Kent/Superman!!!/' filename.in >filename.out

or use the code below
use strict;
use warnings;
open NAME, "filename.in" or die "Can not open filename.in $!\n";
open NAMEOUT, ">filename.out" or die "Can not open filename.out $!\n";
while(<NAME>) {
  s/Clark Kent/SUPERMAN!!!/;
  print NAMEOUT;

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