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Permutations, Getopt::Long, and Pod::Usage

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Feb 05, 2003 at 21:08 UTC ( [id://232927]=CUFP: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

This is a quick hack for a friend. It can be improved upon. Due to a recently discovered triple extension security hole in Outlook Express and the limitations of his email filters, he wanted to be able to generate a list of all possible permutations of extensions, limited to 3 extensions per item. The extensions are in a file, one extension per line. Number of items per permutation and optional outfile can be specified on the command line.

The permutation function was borrowed from merlyn's code and is reproduced here primarily to provide useful examples of the modules mentioned in the title.

#!/usr/bin/perl -wl use strict; use Getopt::Long; use Pod::Usage; my ($IN,$OUT,$COUNT); GetOptions( 'help|?' => sub { pod2usage(-verbose => 2);exit } , 'in=s' => \$IN, 'out=s' => \$OUT, 'count=i' => \$COUNT ); die pod2usage {-verbose=>2} unless $IN; open IN, "< $IN" or die "Cannot open ($IN) for reading: $!"; chomp (my @items = <IN>); close IN; $COUNT ||= scalar @items; my @permutes; push @permutes => \@items for 1 .. @items; my %results = map { join( '',@$_[0..($COUNT-1)]) => 1 } permute(@permu +tes); if ( $OUT ) { open OUT, "> $OUT" or die "Cannot open ($OUT) for writing: $!"; print OUT $_ foreach sort keys %results; close OUT; } else { print foreach sort keys %results; } sub permute { my $last = pop @_; return map [$_], @$last unless @_; return map { my $left = $_; map [@$left, $_], @$last } permute(@_) +; } __END__ =head1 NAME -- A simple tool to generate permutations of items =head1 SYNOPSIS B< --help> for more information perl [options] Options: --help Display help --? Same as --help --infile File with list of items (one on each line) --outfile File to write permutations to --count Number of items in permutation =head1 DESCRIPTION This program will generate a list of all possible permutations of data + items listed in an infile. It will limit the number of items in the permuta +tions to the number of items specified in the C<--count> option. For example, +with the following items in an input file: .jpg .exe .com If you want to print all permutations with a limit of two items per permutation, you would use the following command (assuming that the in +put and output files are named C<infile.txt> and C<outfile.txt>, respectively) +. perl --count 2 --in infile.txt --out outfile.txt You may use shortcuts, too: perl -c 2 -i infile.txt -o outfile.txt The above command will result in the following output: .com.exe .com.jpg .exe.exe .exe.jpg .jpg.exe .jpg.jpg If C<--count> is omitted, the count will default to the number of item +s in the infile. If C<--out> is omitted, the results will be printed to C<STDOUT>.

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Re: Permutations, Getopt::Long, and Pod::Usage
by parv (Parson) on Feb 06, 2003 at 06:27 UTC
    And i thought, going by the title, that the post was going to be about permutations related to Getopt::Long module, Pod::Usage thrown in for good measure! Darts!

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