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# 8  
Old 12-02-2002
Originally posted by perleo
getting loads of errors!!!! any other idea
What type of errors are you getting?
# 9  
Old 12-02-2002
bareword found line 23 near "system" copy"
scalar found found line 23 near ${trackFolder}\

and stuff like that
# 10  
Old 12-02-2002
I made 1 mistake; so sue me ... I am doing you a favour! I have checked it and it worked on WinME!!! It's all due to the fact that Windows uses the "\" to define a folder in a path, so in Perl you have to use two of them (like: \\). This should now work:

# --------------------------------------------------------------
# Creates a backup of each file in a specified folder

#set this to the folder you want check
$trackFolder = "c:\\perl_tmp";

  opendir(TARGETFOLDER, $trackFolder);
  @files = readdir(TARGETFOLDER);

  $found = 0;

  foreach $targetFile (@files) {	  
	  # append the number 1 to any file which doesn't have it
      if ($targetFile =~ m/^1/) {
        $found = 1;

    if ($found == 0) {
      system "copy ${trackFolder}\\${targetFile} ${trackFolder}\\1${targetFile}";


Last edited by WIntellect; 12-02-2002 at 06:11 PM..
# 11  
Old 12-03-2002
getting a error on line 2. says sumtin about predecement (--) on $trackFolder =

Weird ?
# 12  
Old 12-03-2002
Are you running it in Windows?

How are you starting the script?

Have you correctly altered the line:
$trackFolder = "c:\\perl_tmp";

Sounds very weird though!
# 13  
Old 12-03-2002
iam running in windows. The directory is correct. is there any other of doing it??
# 14  
Old 12-11-2002
I tried the script too and I got similar errors, as follows:
Can't modify predecrement (--) in predecrement (--) at line 8, near "$trackFolder ="
Execution of aborted due to compilation errors.</B>
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