reading a text file and passing to a script

I am lost and no sure the best way way to go

I have a txt file formatted as follows
10999452   Sally Public
11014066   John Doe Public

I need to read the file and match up the number and preform a command

Command as follows

user_export -txv -R 10999452  -o "/nfs/10/Sally Public.tar"
user_export -txv -R 11014066  -o "/nfs/10/John Doe Public.tar"

The user_export is a complied program which I do not have the source code for and I must use the -txv -R .

Thanks for your assistance !
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David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
Something like this will do...

!/usr/bin/env perl

use strict;
use warnings;

while (my $rec = <STDIN>) {
    chop $rec;
    my ($id,$name) = split \s+/, $rec, 2;
    my $cmd = "user_export -txv -R $id  -o '/nfs/10/$name Public.tar'";
    print $cmd, "\n";

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Just typed this off the top of my head, so might require some refinement.

You get the general idea.
jjcheap1Author Commented:
Hi David,

Thanks for your assistance

I named the script as and chmod 755

10993854         Cathy Jane Jones      HR ASSMBY LEAD New Hire      
10993855         Jim A Jones                Stock Room Location BLG A

./ < users.txt

I am getting Substitution pattern not terminated at ./ line 8.

I have tired to google Substitution pattern not terminated
Any Suggestions?


#!/usr/bin/env perl

use strict;
use warnings;

while (my $rec = <STDIN>) {
    chop $rec;
    my ($id,$name) = split \s+/, $rec, 2;
    my $cmd = "mfs__export -txv -R $id  -o '/nfs/10/$name.tmf'";
    print $cmd, "\n";
David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
As I said, just dashed this off, so change the split to have a pattern of /\s+/.

Also, you're data is variable field, so how you parse this is anyone's guess...

In other words, you never know if a person's name is two fields (Jane Doe) or three fields (Jim A Jones).

Best if you reformat your data where fields are delimited, say with a "," so they're true CSV format file.

This will keep your parsing sensible.
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jjcheap1Author Commented:
Good Morning David,

Thanks for your assistance!  I need to clean up the input file.
David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
Yes. I think if you simply delimit all your file data, like a standard CSV file, then your code will be far easier to get working.

Be sure to build in testing that data has the correct format too. This way you'll only feed good data to the process you're running.

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