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Add a 3rd step to this script or a seperate script

Hello, I have the below script

I need a 3rd step to run another CLI called entertemplate which will reference the files where it produces the .txt files in the 2nd step

The parameters would be  

entertemplate -u XxX -p Xxx -f ( which are the file names.txt  from the second step) This CLI entertemplate can only run one file at a time, so wee need to loop it.

If a seperate script is better to run after Steps 1 and 2 are done, that ok as well, more control
#!perl
use warnings;
use strict;
use Data::Dumper;
 
 
##### Run first program to generate list, first step
my @list_base = `gettemplst.exe -u Xxx -p Xxx`;
s/\s*[\r\n]$// for(@list_base);
 
##### Save to file
open(my $out, ">list.txt") or die "Could not open list.txt: $!\n";
print $out map{"$_.txt\n"} @list_base;
close($out);
 
##### Process each line second step
foreach (@list_base) {
    chomp;
    my $qip = `gettemplate.exe -U xx -P xx -n $_ -t -o orig`;
    $qip =~ s/($_)/$1.txt/;
    open(my $out, ">$_.txt") or die "Could not open '$_.txt': $!\n";
    print $out $qip;
    close($out);
 
##### 3rd step for wrapper of entertemplate
 
 
}

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Adam314Commented:
The output from gettemplate.exe is a bunch of lines, correct?
You want each line to be used in step 3 - so step 3 will end up being run a bunch of times for every line in step 2?
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richsarkAuthor Commented:
HI, Yes to all Adam
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Adam314Commented:
Where do you want the output from step 3 to go?  This will put all of it in the file step3.txt.
foreach (@list_base) {
    chomp;
    my $qip = `gettemplate.exe -U xx -P xx -n $_ -t -o orig`;
    $qip =~ s/($_)/$1.txt/;
    open(my $out, ">$_.txt") or die "Could not open '$_.txt': $!\n";
    print $out $qip;
    close($out);
    
    ##### 3rd step for wrapper of entertemplate
    foreach my $line (split(/\n/, $qip)) {
        system("entertemplate -u XxX -p Xxx -f $line >> step3.txt");
    }
}

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richsarkAuthor Commented:
HI, there is no output to step 3

basically, they all will go back in. I would prefer a 3rd script in addition to once script does all, that way Steps 1 and 2 can run, I take the output files .txt and use a third script to put them back in



 
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Adam314Commented:
Here it is as a new script
foreach my $filename (<*.txt>) {
    next if $filename eq 'list.txt';  #Skip output from step 1
    open(my $in, "<$filename") or die "Could not open '$filename': $!\n";
    while(<$in>) {
        system("entertemplate -u XxX -p Xxx -f $_");
    }
    close($in);
}

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richsarkAuthor Commented:
Hi Adam, thanks, will test it out. So I will consider then a totally separate script then from the original that has the ability to pull out the contents, and this will bring them back in right

Thanks
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Adam314Commented:
I'm not sure what the programs do... what this script does is run the entertemplate program for every line in every *.txt file (except list.txt, which comes from step 1).
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richsarkAuthor Commented:
ok. will test.

Thanks Adam
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richsarkAuthor Commented:
Hi, The scripts seems to be pulling in the contents of the .txt rather than the filename.txt

you can see the -f parameter is used to reference the a file name
 
E:\rich\template-wrapper-IN.pl  

template :template-name=template2.txt: Invalid File Name?!  
template :template-type=DHCP: Invalid File Name?!  
template :001=Same: Invalid File Name?!  
template :003=Same: Invalid File Name?!  
template :004=User: Invalid File Name?!  
template :004: Invalid File Name?!  
template :006=User: Invalid File Name?!  
template :006: Invalid File Name?!  
template :015=User: Invalid File Name?!  
template :015: Invalid File Name?!  


foreach my $filename (<*.txt>) {
    next if $filename eq 'list.txt';  #Skip output from step 1
    open(my $in, "<$filename") or die "Could not open '$filename': $!\n";
    while(<$in>) {
        system("entertemplate -u XxX -p Xxx -f $_");
    }
    close($in);
}

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Adam314Commented:
Should the entertemplate be called with the names of the .txt files, or the contents of each line of those files?  This calls it with the contents of those text files.
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richsarkAuthor Commented:
HI, Yes, be called with the names of the .txt files
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richsarkAuthor Commented:
Hi, is this correct?

foreach my $filename (*.txt>) {
    next if $filename eq 'list.txt';  #Skip output from step 1
    open(my $in, "$filename") or die "Could not open '$filename': $!\n";
    while(<$in>) {
        system("entertemplate -u XxX -p Xxx -f $_");
    }
    close($in);
}

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Adam314Commented:

foreach my $filename (<*.txt>) {
    next if $filename eq 'list.txt';  #Skip output from step 1
    system("entertemplate -u XxX -p Xxx -f $filename");
}

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richsarkAuthor Commented:
Hi, I was way off :)

Will try and get back to you !

Thanks
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richsarkAuthor Commented:
Very smart person Adam is.
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