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Old 08-31-2011
PERL error handling

I have a PERL command line embedded in a UNIX script. The script doesn't handle errors coming out of this command. I'm processing large files and occassionally I run out of disk space and end up with half a file.

perl -p -e 's/\n/\r\n/g' < TR_TMP_$4 > $4

How do I handle errors coming out of this type of command?

Last edited by radoulov; 08-31-2011 at 11:05 AM.. Reason: Code tags.
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Old 08-31-2011
Well you should consider dos2unix (may br dos2ux on your box) to clean up windows carriage returns. It was meant to do that. And has error handling.

Otherwise, you have to do error handling inside the perl script itself.
You can add external checks:
# note: this is kind of generalized for basic file I/O checking, and is overkill for this particular perl one liner.
if [ -r TR_TMP_$4 ] ; then
   touch $4 ||  echo "cannot write $4" && exit
   perl -p -e 's/\n/\r\n/g' < TR_TMP_$4 > $4
   if [ $? -ne 0 ] ; then
      echo "fatal error "
   echo "cannot read TR_TMP_$4"

Note: consider forming TR_TMP_$4 as TR_TMP_${4} It is two more keystrokes but if you do it consistently it will save ambiguity in reading code, and has helped me catch mistakes lots faster. YMMV.

Last edited by jim mcnamara; 08-31-2011 at 01:00 PM..
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