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Old 09-24-2009
pass perl variables to shell script

I have a perl script that opens a text file containing numbers on each line:

for example:

755993
755994
755995
755996
755997
755998

The perl script takes these numbers and store them as an array @raw_data, where I can access individual numbers by using $raw_data[0] for the value 755993.

What I want is to pass the variable $raw_data[0] and the following numbers ($raw_data[1] ... $raw_data[77]) one by one into a shell script (bash) where I can store them as the variable ID_NUMBER (for example) and be able to use the value in my shell script. In case, I wasn't clear, I want to pass $raw_data[0] into my shell script, save it as the variable ID_NUMBER, run the rest of the shell script, then pass $raw_data[1] into the script and do the same thing as before.

I'm hoping someone can provide a solution to this problem. I've tried using the system() command in perl and possibly I'm doing it wrong, but it hasn't worked out for me.

Thanks in advance!
# 2  
Old 09-24-2009
MySQL

you could execute your perl script from a shell script to capture the perl script output like this:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
for each in list
do
  ID_NUMBER=`perl myscript.pl`
  # do more stuff
done

or you can do this from within perl:
Code:
#!/bin/perl

for ... {
  ...
  $ENV{ID_NUMBER}=$myval;
  system("do_something_with_ID_NUMBER.sh");
}

# 3  
Old 09-24-2009
Thank you! I'll give that a shot.

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