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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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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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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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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 ...
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Keeping a Perl script from automatically terminating in terminal

I'm trying to create a shortcut of sorts to a Perl script, by saving a terminal command which launches the script to a .command file. The script is interactive, and allows for the user to interface ...
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Using Torsocks on Mac OS X 10.8.2

I used Torsock and usewithtor fine when I had MAC OS X 10.6, and didn't use it for a while. I upgraded to Mountain Lion a few months ago, and I tried to use it but no luck on it. Output is following: ...
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Error when installing cpanminus on Mac OS X

I am trying to install cpanminus through the terminal using the command given on the website: sudo cpan App::cpanminus However I receive the following error: N01-0545---MB:CPAN-1.9800 sucadmin$ ...
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am using ubuntu 12.10. unable to use PHP_PERL extension. Unable to install the extension as well

I need to run a Perl script because I need a module that Perl has that PHP does not. This is my code for testing purposes in PHP <?php echo ("Hello World"); $perl = new Perl(); ...
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Install perl module from rpm file

I have a perl issue and obviously I'm not a perl expert. I can not use CPAN. I've installed File::Pid using a rpm, or I tried. I downloaded perl-File-Pid-1.01-3.el5.noarch.rpm (and the ...
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Change my terminal's character set in Ubuntu

I would like to process with perl some files in Greek in which the character encoding is Greek (ISO-8859-7) but my terminal doesn't support such an encoding. Can I add it somehow?
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For loop with conditions

I have a script that adds user on many server. Since I'm adding on many server(s) I am using for loop. Below are the output when user is successfully added. 0,22529,User added. If the user is not ...
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Handling MS office documents on Linux without root access

I have a linux hosting account with Godaddy (Centos 5.5), and I am developing an application to process users MS Office documents. I have found solutions such as antiword, unoconv, catdoc, Apach ...
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Identify text/ASCII files in Linux/Solaris

I have a little project to build a bash script that searches the OS (Linux/Solaris) for the current IP address in files, and replaces them with another IP address. The problem is that IP address ...
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How to reinstall default Perl on Mac osx?

I accidently deleted the default Perl library on Mac OSX Mountain Lion. I know it was a stupid mistake, but how do I fix it? Whenever I try to use Perl I get dyld: Library not loaded: ...
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2-thread Perl program slower if run using a RAMdisk within a Virtualbox?

I run a perl script inside a Virtualbox (both the host and guest OS are Windows 7). The Virtualbox has been given 4 CPUs out of 8 (everything runs on a Intel i7) and 3 GB RAM (out of 8 available). ...
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Check file name and filter it based on the date

I have many files one of my scripts generate daily. The file name structure resembles: capacity_data_2012-12-02.txt , capacity_data_2012-12-03.txt and so on... I want to create a script which would ...
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Add, replace or delete something/everything between two strings with regexxer

I'm using regexxer to translate an application that use .php files. In accordance to the webpage it's based on usage and syntax of Perl regular expressions. It looks more to be applied to Perl code. ...
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creating CDF data using bash or awk or perl

we have some data like: 12 0 13 0 20 0 25 1 64 4 77 1 89 100 1201 204 I'd like to get this output: 3 0 5 1 6 4 7 100 8 204 explanation: we have 3 AS(autonomous systems) that have degree of ...
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Counting occurrences in first column of a file

We have this file: 1 2 1 3 1 2 3 3 52 1 52 300 and 1000 more. I want to count the number of times each value occurs in the first column. 1 3 3 1 52 2 This means we saw 1 three times. How ...