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Old 03-27-2014
Code awk program in perl

Hi All,
I have an AWK code snippet which I want to use in Perl. How can I achieve the same thing in perl? Here I am searching for a pattern in a file and from that matching line, I am extracting the 3rd column value and storing it in a variable which I later on use this value in a if condition.
NUMBER=$(awk '/Max open files/{print $3}' limits.conf)
if (( NUMBER < 255 )); then
//do-something here

How can the same can be written in perl, if there is no built in mechanism for AWK in perl available?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-27-2014
NUMBER=$(perl -alne 'if(/Max open files/) {print @F[2]}' limits.conf)

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Old 03-27-2014
I guess he's trying to integrate the code in a larger perl script, can use something like:
my $file = "/etc/security/limits.conf";
open(FH, $file);
my @lines = <FH>;
my @line = grep (/Max open files/, @lines);
my @fields = split(/\s+/i,$line[0]);
my $num = $fields[2];

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