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I have a perl script that use getopt.  It works fine if it is save as *.pl, but it wouldn't work if I change the file type to *.bat.  How could I use Getopt function in a *.bat file?

code:
#!/usr/bin/perl
#perl script starts below here
use Getopt::Std;

getopt("s");

if ($opt_s ne ""){
   goto "STEP".$opt_s;
}
STEP1:
#print "";
print "Step1: Start\n";

STEP2:
print "Step2\n";

STEP3:
print "Step3\n";
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Question by:asenna425
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by:Christopher McKay
ID: 33536393
This is because DOS commands don't easily accept user input. Are you sure you have to run this as a batch file? If so, see here about getting batch files to accept user input:
http://www.robvanderwoude.com/userinput.php

Hope this helps!

:o)

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by:Bill Prew
ID: 33536438
It looks like you were running a perl script with either a /s1 or mabe a /s 1 parm passed in to it, it that right?  And you want to do something similar with a BAT file?  

If so, you might want to consider moving to a positional parm, and using that parms value as the switch.  So you could use a command like like:

foo.bat 2

and then the BAT file could do:

@echo off
if not "%~1" == "" goto STEP%~1
exit /b
:STEP1
echo Step 1
exit /b
:STEP2
echo Step 2
exit /b
:STEP3
echo Step 3
exit /b

~bp
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by:asenna425
ID: 33536637
Hi billprew,

thanks for the quick response.  I tried your suggestion but it failed to run if i implemented it with some header code...

@rem = 'Perl, ccperl will read this as an array of assignment & skip this block
@D:\Perl\bin\perl.exe -s "%~dp0%~nx0" %*
@SET resexe=%ERRORLEVEL%
@ECHO RESEXE=%resexe%
@GOTO:EOF
@rem ';

#!/usr/bin/perl
#perl script starts below here
use Win32::Process;
use Win32API::File 0.08 qw( :ALL );
use Fcntl ':flock';
use Errno qw (EWOULDBLOCK) ;

### your suggestion starts here ###
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Steve Knight earned 2000 total points
ID: 33537066
You can use "%~f0" btw for the full path.  Does perl run a file other than a .pl extension?  Perhaps you could have it copy the file to a temp location, e.g.

@echo off
@copy /Y "%~f0" "%temp%\%~n0.pl"
@D:\Perl\bin\perl.exe -s "%temp%\%~n0.pl" %*
@SET resexe=%ERRORLEVEL%
@ECHO RESEXE=%resexe%
@GOTO:EOF
@rem ';


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by:clockwatcher
ID: 33538695
Is this what you're after?  It works fine for me.  Adjust the c:\strawberry\perl\bin\perl.exe to the path of your perl (D:\Perl\bin\perl.exe).
@rem = 'trick to get perl to ignore this junk
@echo off
c:\strawberry\perl\bin\perl.exe %0 %1 %2 %3 %4 %5
SET resexe=%ERRORLEVEL%
ECHO RESEXE=%resexe%
@rem';

use Getopt::Std;

getopt("s");

if ($opt_s ne ""){
   goto "STEP".$opt_s;
}
STEP1:
#print "";
print "Step1: Start\n";

STEP2:
print "Step2\n";

STEP3:
print "Step3\n";

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by:Adam314
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When you rename it to a .bat, how were you starting it?  If you didn't have the header code (that you now have), unless you specifically told perl to run it, windows would not have known it was a perl file, and wouldn't have executed it correctly at all (windows doesn't use the #! line).  The installation of perl associates *.pl files with perl, so windows knows how to execute them.  As perl doens't care about the file name or extension, I think the error is related to how windows is handling the file.
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