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Executing a 'perl command' from shell and executing the same command from perl script using system command

I am not able to take care of special characters. I have the following perl script. while(@mapping_array[$i]) { chomp(@mapping_array[$i]); my @core= split ( / / , $mapping_array[$i]) ; ...
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Comparing across rows in Perl

I have a file: Name v1 v2 Type1 ABC 32 Type1 DEF 44 Type1 XXX 45 Type2 ABC 78 Type2 XXX 23 Type3 DEF 22 Type3 XXX 12 Type4 ABC 55 Type4 DEF 78 Type5 ABC 99 Type6 DEF 00 I'm trying to print ...
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perl: how to specific a alternative version?

I have two versions of perl: 5.10 and 5.8. 5.10 is at /usr/perl and 5.8 is at /opt/perl. When I launch a perl script, it searches for 5.10. Is it possible to use some variable to tell it to 5.8 ...
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stream editing tools: output what's scraped

I was just wondering if it was at all possible when using different stream editing and text processing/manipulation tools; such as grep, cut, sed, awk, perl etc. Are there ways to output (in the form ...
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Only leave longest line when first column is duplicate

INPUT: user@server:~/bar/foobar$ SAT=$(date -dsaturday +%Y-%m-%d); SUN=$(date -dsunday +%Y-%m-%d) user@server:~/bar/foobar$ awk 'BEGIN {FS="'^'"} {print $1"\t"$3"\t"$6}' STs.csv STt.csv | egrep -w ...
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I want to merge CSV files to one Excel workbook in different sheets. I want each file in one sheet with the CSV file name as sheet name [duplicate]

input: 1-example.csv a b c 2-example.csv 1 2 3 output: output.csv/.xls sheet1-data(1-example.csv) sheet2-data(2-example.csv) a 1 b ...
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SFTP Dual Factor Authentication

My Issue I am trying to automate a file fetch from an external [SFTP] server. The server is using 2-factor authentication. First, it needs a public-private key pairing established [This has already ...
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IRSSI notifier - by pulling method

Is there an option in irssi to get state about new unread private and public messages by external application. If there is such option, i could periodically read that info from my bash script and do ...
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How to delete the last column of a file in Linux

I want to delete the last column of a txt file, while I do not know what the column number is. How could I do this? Example: Input: 1223 1234 1323 ... 2222 123 1233 1234 1233 ... 3444 125 0000 5553 ...
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how to run a command in many files by running the command only one time?

I would like to run following command on 31 separated file name chr1.txt ... chr31.txt , and get 31 outputs only by one run. this is command : cat input.txt | sed 's/.\{5\}/& /g' > ...
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Perl script to delete big directory

This blog gives different ways of deleting Big Directories and their relative times for deleting a directory with 500,000 files. The script using perl is reported to be fastest, which is given by cd ...
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How do I stream edit progress-like output?

I'm having trouble editing some progress output. In this case it's Postgres' pg_basebackup, but it's similar to other progress output like curl and wget. Take for example the output of this: ...
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How to sum up values of each two rows across their line in linux

I have a data like this: input.txt 1 0000100101000000 1 0000010100000000 2 1110000001000000 2 1111000000001000 3 0000000111111111 3 1111111100000000 4 8888345500000000 4 0000000000000000 and I ...
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How to accumulate values of each two rows across a line in linux? [duplicate]

I have a data like this: 1 0000100101000000 1 0000010100000000 2 1110000001000000 2 1111000000001000 3 0000000111111111 3 1111111100000000 and I want to sum up the values within eachtwo rows with ...
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how to extract some rows in a data file by comparing with another data file? (merging) [duplicate]

I have 2 different file : first file: id1 19501112 id2 19831207 1d4 20001212 id6 20000101 id10 20061213 id11 20081212 id12 20100109 id13 20101218 id14 20101212 id15 20111111 id16 20150919 id20 ...
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how to split a file into separate files based on the column headers in original file?

I would like to split a file to different files based on the information in the first line. For example, I have: Input: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 30 30 30 30 0 2 2 0 2 ...
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How to convert a single column file into a single row?

I would like to convert my one colum of many rows into one line: example : 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 and I want : 11111222334 any suggestion please?
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Specify a starting point for unix find and replace, then increment

I'm doing a renumbering of a reference attribute in an xml file. The attribute is, for example, data-seq="1". I can already renumber that attribute in all files by using this: find ...
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Null value than rename file

I have a shell to a task but I should handle the null value in this. So in the task i cut the part of a word and i delete or rename the file, but need another if element for null. For example: I ...
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Perl Error “Can't locate Thread/Pool/Simple.pm in @INC”

Can someone help me with this error? I've upgraded my MAC OS to Yosemite 10.10.5 and seeing this issue since. Can't locate Thread/Pool/Simple.pm in @INC (you may need to install the ...
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Print attributes from two tags together

I am using XML:twig to extract some attributes from an XML file using Perl; Here is my code: use XML::Twig; my $file = $ARGV[0]; $file =~ /(.+)\.xml/; my $outfile = $1.".snp" ; open my ...
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conditional coloring using perl expression

I have two commands in perl and one test file test.txt: $ cat test.txt aaa bla bbb foo #ccc bar ddd 444 First perl expression colorizes any occurrence of aaa or bbb with red color: cat test.txt | ...
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Problems with a perl script that should remove strings in the lines of one file from another file

I have a file ~/foo and another file ~/remove.txt. I would like to write a perl script that loops over every line of ~/remove.txt and removes every instance of the string (<LINE>) from ~/foo ...
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Remove comma from columns in a file if it is at the end

I have a tab separated file contain 19 columns, some of these columns contain comma at the end. I want to removed these comma from all columns if it is at the end. Example: c1 c2 c3 c4 c5 ...
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alter a line and remove tag using perl from xml file?

I have an xml file (client_23.xml) in which I need to alter one line and remove one whole tag from it so I came up with perl script: In my xml file, I have a block like this. There will be only one ...
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Parse XML file to copy the content into another file at a particular spot in the file?

I have an xml file (client_23.xml) in which I need to add few lines at a particular section basis on what is there in other xml file (abc_lop.xml). Here is my abc_lop.xml file in which you see I have ...
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What's with all the renames?

On my Debian system (well, my LMDE system, but close enough), I have at least 3 different rename programs: /usr/local/bin/rename : This is a Perl script, written by Tom Christiansen. Oddly enough, I ...
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Meaning of this character class in perl?

I am new with PERL(though I have good background in reg-ex), I was going through one perl script and it has one characters class $alwayssep = "[\\?!()\";/\\|‘]"; Can anyone explain to me what is ...
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Taking numbers from a text file and add them together

I have text file with hundreds of lines like below. I am trying to find a way to pull the number of records and add them together. Then I want to put the answer in a separate file This is my first ...
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Replacing a “time” column with corresponding values

I have a file in the following format: "2004-04-19 12:25:57" 44 44 "2004-04-19 13:39:32" 36 36 "2004-04-19 14:00:53" 34 34 I need 2 new files: a) A file which will replace "time" values of the ...
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Execute Perl commands from a specific IP?

I have a Debian Jessie 8 server with three unique IPv4 IPs. I connect to the server from Windows 7 via Putty. I can open three Putty windows using each of the three IPs. I am trying to execute a Perl ...
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Making a *nicely* formatted list of number of files in directories - awk & sed probably

I have lots and lots of files in a series of directories, and would like a nicely formatted list of how many files are in each directory. The directories are ordered thus: Parent directories named ...
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Why isn't rxvt-unicode launching with perl extensions enabled by default even though I built it with '--enable-perl' and even '--enable-everything'?

I'm trying to get 'clipboard' perl extension for urxvt to work. I installed the script, it didn't work, and after some searching around I discovered that Cygwin's rxvt-unicode package is built with ...
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Perl script in bin that calls a file

I have a script ~/bin/script $ cat ~/bin/script #!/bin/bash perl -pe 's/loremipsum/`cat ~/foo/bar/file.txt`/ge' -i ~/path/to/target.txt The script is supposed to replace every instance of ...
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Script to remove certain span elements from an HTML file

I want to write a script that completely removes every instance of a particular span class from a given HTML file. For example, if my undesired span class is "foo" then running my script on the file ...
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Perl one-liner to replace a code block

I have a file foo.txt hello world first line to change second line to change I would like to write a perl one-liner that changes foo.txt to read hello world this is my ...
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Breaking up a file into two parts based on a particular line [duplicate]

I need to breakup a file into two separate files based on a particular line for example: . . sc_outfifo 0.000E+00 0.000E+00 0.000E+00 0.000E+00 1.586E-02 1.586E-02 1.586E-02 Fub_Level_DACGE(%) ...
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perl library getopts.pl

I'm trying to install a program, but keeps giving an error saying it doesn't find the perl library getopts.pl. My perl version is v5.16.2. The error message is: Can't locate getopts.pl in @INC ...
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Script that only counts Established, TIME_WAIT, and Closed Wait connections using Netstat

I'm trying to make a script (using Perl, but it isn't necessary) that will only count the number of Established, Time_Wait, and Closed_Wait connections on a system and print them in terminal. So far ...
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Bash will not execute system command in Perl script

Need a Bash file to run a perl script. This is the Perl file. #!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; system "fastacmd -s $Q -d $NewQuery -o ./gifiles/$Q.$NewQuery.txt"; I have left alot out to avoid ...
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apt-get upgrade with /usr/bin on aufs fails to create backup link

I'm trying to update a frugal persistent (root and home) install of antiX-15 x64 from stable to testing. I changed the source lists and ran apt-get update. apt-get upgrade then fails with the ...
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add pairwise values looking up from a file

I have several variables (col1) which have 3 values (col 3,4,5) for some levels (col2) mango123 L1 1 2 3 mango123 L2 4 5 6 squash378 L1 7 8 9 squash378 L5 10 12 13 squash378 L15 0 1 3 ...
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Daemonize a perl script at startup Linux

I have a custom version of CENTOS that I need to run a perl script as a daemon in at all times. To do this I want to get it to run on startup as a daemon. When the machine is on I can daemonize the ...
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How to detect and remove newline character within a column in a csv file?

I have a large (2 Million rows) csv file exported from a SQL Server database. I don't have access to the database, and there's some newline character within a column, which makes it difficult to ...
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How to remove line break if line character count less than n chars [closed]

Could anyone help me to concatenate the line with next line if the line char count is less than x chars.
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Search script ignores robots.txt

I am using Perfect search and it seems to ignore the robots.txt file. Any ideas what's wrong? I get the same error message. I need 10 reputation points to post more than 2 links. So I'll make note ...
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Using bash variables in perl command in bash script

I am trying to generate a hashed password as in /etc/shadow file, using bash script. The user is prompted for the password which is saved in a variable PSWD. I have extracted the Hash and the salt ...
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Problem accessing robots.txt from search script

I have been using the Perlfect Search Script http://www.perlfect.com/freescripts/search/ for several years on my sites. For reasons unknown it stopped working properly a few months ago. When I run the ...
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Drawing a histogram from a bash command output

I have the following output from a miRNA Predictor: Read Sequence:hsa-miR-576-3p MIMAT0004796 (22 nt) Read Sequence:gi|182396|gb|M74088.1|HUMFAPAPC Human APC gene mRNA, complete cds (8972 nt) ...
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Grouping lines into heterogeneous subsets

I have file with n lines.  (Each line refers to a “question”, and therefore they are labeled Q.1, Q.2, Q.3, ..., Q.n.)  Each line (question) has a “Marks” attribute, which has the value 2, 3, 4, 5, or ...