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# 1  
Old 11-28-2008
Call a perl script inside a shell script

Hi all,

I have the following snippet of code..

#!/bin/sh

echo "run perl script............"

#Run the verification script
perl bill_ver

echo " perl script completed....."

echo "rename files......"

#Remove from all file in the directories test, test1, test2, test3
for f in /usr/users/rovolis/test/*.tmp ; do newfile=`echo $f | sed 's/\(.*\)..../\1/'` ; mv $f $newfile ; done
echo "rename completed....."


The perl script returns '0' if it is completed successfully or non-zero if not.
What i would like is to perform the rename only if the perl script is completed successfully. How am i going to check this?

Thank you very much for your help
# 2  
Old 11-28-2008
Use the $? variable right behind the "perl" command to store the returncode of the perl-process. Store it in another variable and do an if later?
# 3  
Old 12-01-2008
Could you please be more specific?
I tried the above but it doesn't seem to work.

Thank you very much
# 4  
Old 12-01-2008
#!/bin/sh

echo "run perl script............"

#Run the verification script
perl bill_ver

ret_val=$?

echo " perl script completed....."

if [ "$ret_val" -eq 0 ]
then

echo "rename files......"

#Remove from all file in the directories test, test1, test2, test3
for f in /usr/users/rovolis/test/*.tmp ; do newfile=`echo $f | sed 's/\(.*\)..../\1/'` ; mv $f $newfile ; done
echo "rename completed....."

fi

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