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Attempting to read data from a text file and inputting the variable text to a script

I have a file with 25 single word entries, I need a script to read through the file one line at a time and input the variable phrase into a second script that will generate a individual file based on ...
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Shrinking file size under Linux

I want to shrink a file's size by brute-force, that is, I don't care about the rest, I just want to cut the file, say by half, and discard the rest. The first thing that comes to mind is Perl's ...
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Solaris: ssh -tt with no output

I have access to a machine running SunOS 5.10 (called solaris). I also have access to a RedHat machine (called redhat). ssh -tt seems not to give me output if run from solaris to solaris, but works ...
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How to install a 32 bit version of perl on 64 bit Cent OS server?

I want to install 32 bit version of perl on my Cent OS server which is of course of 64 bit..Output of perl -v is [root@M-229 ~]# perl --version This is perl, v5.10.1 (*) built for ...
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Uninstall Bugzilla in Linux, and re install it with previous mysql database

I installed Bugzilla on a Centos 5 system with perl version 5.8.8, by download Bugzilla tar ball, execute the perl scripts came with it, create database and went through other steps. Questions: Is ...
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Clean up filenames using data from a text file

I need to clean up a bunch of folder file names. Possibly even the file titles as well. I was currently using this Perl script to do so but I ran into some problems. If the file name already has ...
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chown function in Perl

I have problems with the working of the chown function in Perl. I have a script: #!/usr/bin/perl $file = ""; $file = $ARGV[0]; $user = "jboss"; $group = "jboss"; if ($file eq "") { ...
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Launch application with GUI from CGI script

Is it possible to launch application with GUI from CGI script (on Windows 7)? Let's say that I want to launch Video Lan (VLC). How can I do it? 1st attempt: I tried to use exec function in Perl. ...
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Fedora bleeding edge Perl repo?

Are there any Fedora YUM repositories that would contain the very latest stable version of Perl (at the time of writing, 5.18.0)? The Fedora site says that won't even be shipped stock until Fedora ...
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my perl scripts that use Net:Pcap dont work when i port them onto a vm on my server

I am trying to run a perl script that i have scripted to dump the packets from my network, i am using the Net:Pcap and netpacket modules. They are working fine on my and my friend's laptop. but when ...
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How to pipe regex with ffmpeg and perl?

So I am trying to get the current frame of the conversion with this bash command: ffmpeg -i fd.mp4 fd.avi < /dev/null 2>&1 | perl -015 -e 'print <STDIN>=~/frame=(\ {3})(\d+)/' | sed ...
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Perl reading STDIN via inetd on windows error “Bad file descriptor”

I have inetd configured via Cygwin on Windows and started as service. The script: use strict; use warnings; use IO::Socket; use IO::Handle; use IO::File; use IO::Select; print "input something\n"; ...
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dyld error DBI mysql on MacOS Mountain Lion

I try to use DBI mysql on my Mac mini but get this error. I found many solutions on the internet but cannot solve it. Help me please. dyld: lazy symbol binding failed: Symbol not found: _mysql_init ...
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Permissions tar extraction to nfs share from a Perl script

As part of an installation procedure of a piece of software, I use: curl -s <url-to-targz> | tar -p -x -z -C / inside a Perl script (I use qx($command) or system($command), either will ...
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Backup many files by keeping all old versions

My question is about saving many files from many directories in only one directories by keeping all old versions of the files. I have about 10 directories with very similar files (10 backup ...
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Optimum parameters for audio slicing using FFMpeg

I am planning to use Perl to extract audio from media files through FFMpeg. Now as far as I know, FFMpeg needs lot of parameters like bit-rate, etc which it used to extract the audio. So for one ...
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Task-Mechanistic-Firefox now running on port localhost:52074 - doable?

i tried to install Task-Mechanistic-Firefox-0.01.tar.gz unfortunalty without generating a report for all the processes but let me tell you - some investigations during the tests sevral new brwoser ...
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controlling & handling dependencies in installing Mechanize::FireFox on Linux-box

as i try to install Mozrepl and Mechanize::FireFox on a OpenSuse-Linux-Box i run into issues. See some of them. note - this was a earlier try - with the version 0.58 But the issues are still the ...
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Regex for unix paths

What would be the correct perl regex for detecting only Unix paths? ./dir1/dir2/file.ext - invalid ./dir1/dir2/ - valid ./dir1/dir2 - valid
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bad Make-Test while running installation of a perl module

i run opensuse 12,3 - all is installed fresh now i wanted to install mozepl and www mechanize firefox this ended up in a bad Make-Test while running installation of a perl module # ' ...
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Guide me to run a perl cgi program in browser,i am using windows7 and installed strawberry perl

Please help me for this request, I am a beginner at CGI and Perl I tried to install Perl, but I am getting the following error: HTTP Error 404.3 - Not Found The page you are requesting ...
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yum update not working as desired

Something happened to my system since the last guy touched it. Please find the tail of my yum update command below. yum --skip-broken does not work. I've tried to reinstall some of the missing ...
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Apache “70007 timeout errors”

I'm sporadically getting Apache 70007 timeout errors from (I think) Perl CGI scripts. I thought the problem was my scripts were exceeding the Apache's TimeOut value, but I wrote a sleep script that ...
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The outputs of ps and top do not match

I have a situation where I have a process, say script.pl (here it is), which seems to stick around in the output to ps auxw | grep script.pl, sometimes when load is heavy it sticks around for several ...
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File size changed after put through FTP

I'm trying to send a file to a FTP server using Perl. The program works almost well, but the file size changed (file size on remote host is different from localhost). After checking, i realize that: ...
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Windows 2003 (actually XP x64) can't read SSL signature if it's SHA-2 (SHA 256/384/512)

I have a Windows XP Professional x64 virtual machine to run some HLDS processes. I chose the x64 edition as I already have a license for it, and as it uses the Windows Server 2003 kernel it'll be more ...
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Perl or Sed to remove a web virus

I recently ran across a bit of code injected to all of the files on a web site and I need to use perl or sed to remove it across all the files. I am having trouble coming up with the exact pattern ...
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How do I make my Perl scripts act like normal programs on Linux

Perl programs I've written earlier were simple text processing scripts, for executing them I use to use terminal. Now I am learning GUI programming(I want to make some games as a hobby), using Tcl/TK ...
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Perl extensions not searched for in @INC?

I'm on Linux, with no root access, and have installed an rpm locally (in /home/me/local, rather than /usr). This is fine, except that the rpm (rxvt-unicode) requires some Perl modules, and the default ...
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Do I need a cloud server?

I have a certain setup on my local Linux machine and I wonder how can I convert it to a web service platform. What I have is: Command line Perl application which periodically downloads certain data ...
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Mass migration of EXIF GPS data (a.k.a. Escape from iPhoto)

I am trying to move my library of photos (over 12000) out of iPhoto for use in Adobe Lightroom and would like to include the GPS data I've added to the photos using iPhoto's in-app feature (This data ...
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make error in PHP_PERL

I am following the answer in this thread to make the perl module for php. am using ubuntu 12.10. unable to use PHP_PERL extension. Unable to install the extension as well The short steps are: ...
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How to run a Perl script in a Unix environment from Windows?

A little background: I am trying to interact with data I have saved in Perl files using a program I wrote in C using the Win32 API. The C program is in Windows and the Perl files are accessed ...
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Multi-threaded execution of simple perl/python script

Some years ago a friend created a 'benchmark' (Note: Not a benchmark) by which wouldwhich we measure one raw aspect of computing power. Namely how fast (or indeed slowly) the computer could count to ...
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Installing a CPAN module using a remote compiler

I need to install the XML::Parser module. Unfortunately, that package uses expat. Due to security concerns, I am not allowed to install the dev package of expat. making the CPAN Module fail to ...
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Match and remove first and second pattern within xml tags

How can I match and remove first and second pattern within xml tags using sed or awk? Here is the example <data>A78-1-1134-HI-1</data> <data>T78-12-1346-AG-2</data> ...
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How do I specify gcc when compiling mod_perl

I want to test if I have the correct compiler when compiling mod_perl. http://blogs.perl.org/users/neilb/2012/11/problems-building-mod-perl-on-mountain-lion-macosx-108.html. How do you specify gcc ...
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Why am I getting 'ppm: Command not found' on Mac OSX after installng ActiveState Perl?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.7.5. When I type Perl -version I get: This is perl 5, version 12, subversion 3 (v5.12.3) built for darwin-thread-multi-2level (with 2 registered patches, see perl -V for ...
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What is the cause of this ( Timeout: nslookup)?

I have a server with OS RHEL 6 and Apache/2.2.22, sometime I found this error in Apache error log: [error] [client XXXXX] Timeout: nslookup("type" => "MX", "host" => "hotmail.com") at ...
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Installing ffmpeg (namely fdk-aac) on cPanel server causes issues with perl threads

Basically, I'm trying to install FFMPEG on a cPanel server. I'm able to get everything installed and working (tested using ffmpeg -v) except for libfdk-aac. I can do the git clone and everything ...
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Issue after removing perl.i386 package

I am using CentOS and I have tried to remove Perl from my machine to re-install it. For that, I have used 'Yum remove perl.i386' . But it results in the removal of other packages including Graphics. ...
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Error in Perl installation

I have removed the pre-installed Perl and am trying to re-install it. But when I open a file with vim, I get an error like: error while loading shared libraries: libperl.so: cannot open shared ...
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perl search and replace

I have a file love=/abc day=abc night=xyz afternoon=xyzabc I am reading each in value in a variable, now I need to replace the 2nd variable with a particular string. like $1st = "/abc" ...
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Perl search and replace a directories

I have a script where I am reading a file in hash and using one of the values as a search $find = "pqr" and trying to replace with a directory structure $replace = "/abc/xyz/bcd" /usr/bin/perl -0777 ...
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Unable to build Awstats report - permission denied on awstats.pl

I just installed a fresh copy of Awstats 7.1 on my server running CentOS 6.3 and nginx. When I try to run this command to generate the report: /usr/local/awstats/tools/awstats_buildstaticpages.pl ...
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Are there any Linux distributions which have Perl 6 as the default/only Perl version?

The title pretty much says it all. In the same way that Arch Linux has Python 3 as the built-in/main version of Python, are there any Linux/Unixish distros that have done the same with Perl 6? I ...
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matching start of the line in cygwin regexp

I apply sed 's/^ bug*/__/' to ref bug bug ref and get ref __ __ ref The same is responded for perl, perl -ni -e 's/^ bug/__/; print'. Sample file can be downloaded ...
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How to remove perl script process taking up CPU

I've got a process running on my server (CentOS 5.2) that is taking up 99-100% of my CPU. The ps command reveals the name fakeproc as follows: 30571 ? R 3620:06 fakeproc Running top ...
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Permission denied httpd webrequest to perl

Sorry for the somewhat confusing title, and my lacking English. Now we have that out of the way my question: I have httpd - Apache/2.2.15 on a CentOs virtual machine. This is running Seccubus, with ...
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cpan fails with “Error code 130, while making 'pm_to_blib'”

I recently installed Perl on my Windows 7 machine. Upon running cpan App::cpanminus, I got the following error: D:\Perl>cpan App::cpanminus CPAN: CPAN::SQLite loaded ok (v0.199) Database was ...