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# 1  
Old 07-15-2010
Run perl script with multiple file arguments

Hello everyone,

I have two types of files in a directory:

Code:
*.txt
*.info

I have a perl script that uses these two files as arguments, and produces a result file:

Code:
perl myScript.pl abc.txt abc.xml

How can I run this script (in a "for" loop , looping through both types of files) with multiple arguments using shell scripting?

Please suggest!
# 2  
Old 07-15-2010
Guess your files are always in pair of *.txt and *.xml. (not sure the *.info, you can adjust by yourself)
Code:
for file in $(ls *.txt)
do
  name=${file%%.txt}
  perl myScript.pl $file $name.xml
done

# 3  
Old 07-16-2010
Sorry *.info was a typo...
Its *.txt and *.xml.

Thanks !!!

---------- Post updated 07-16-10 at 08:19 AM ---------- Previous update was 07-15-10 at 08:23 PM ----------

I am not able to run the above script as it is giving me a bad substitution error??
I tried running it with both bash and tcsh.

Please help!!
thanks!
# 4  
Old 07-17-2010
what platform and shell do you use?
# 5  
Old 07-17-2010
Code:
#!/bin/sh
for i in `ls *.txt`
do
file=`awk -F'.' '{print $1}'`
perl myScript.pl ${file}.txt ${file}.xml
done

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