perl file help

Hello,
This is my intention.
I need to open 1 to many files and write to one.
Any help would be appreciated.

if (@ARGV != 1)
{
        print "\n\tUsage: $0 file\n\n";
        exit 2112;
}

my ($file) = @ARGV or
               die "Can't open file: error $!\n";
open (LOG, $file);
open (RESULT, ">today.logsummary");
fac66Asked:
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wilcoxonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If it's a fixed output filename, this should work.  Usage would just be:

./stat25 file1 file2 file3 ...

#!/usr/local/bin/perl

use strict;
use warnings;

die "Usage: $0 <input files ...>\n" unless @ARGV;

open OUT, '>log.summary' or die "could not create log.summary: $!";
foreach my $in (@ARGV) {
    open IN, $in or die "could not open $in: $!";
    while (<IN>) {
        chomp;
        # do whatever with the contents of the input
        # to write to the output file:
        # print OUT $something;
    }
    close IN;
}

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tel2Commented:

Hi fac66,

> I need to open 1 to many files and write to one.
Please explain exactly what you mean by the above.

Thanks.
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wilcoxonCommented:
We need more information to answer your question.  Is the one file specified on the command line an input file or the output file?  How should the file names be gotten (for both input and output)?

This will read file names from the command line.  The first one is the output file.  All additional ones are input files.
#!/usr/local/bin/perl

use strict;
use warnings;

my $out = shift;
die "Usage: $0 <output file> <input files ...>\n" unless ($out and @ARGV);

open OUT, ">$out" or die "could not create $out: $!";
foreach my $in (@ARGV) {
    open IN, $in or die "could not open $in: $!";
    while (<IN>) {
        chomp;
        # do whatever with the contents of the input
        # to write to the output file:
        # print OUT $something;
    }
    close IN;
}

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fac66Author Commented:
Thanks for your help.
I am trying to read 1 to many log files via command line.
Then write out a summary to 1 file called log.summary.

I can't get passed the usage statement:

Usage: ./stat25 <output file> <input files ...>
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fac66Author Commented:
I got it to work... thank you!
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