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Re: A bug in PERL or a bug in the server?

by rdw (Curate)
on Nov 20, 2000 at 18:20 UTC ( #42492=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A bug in PERL or a bug in the server?

Sounds to me like you've created a directory with a newline character ("\n") in it. You should use something like chomp to strip off the newline after you've read it in and before you give it to mkdir.

It probably didn't happen with the second one because there wasn't a newline at the end of the text file.

Have fun,


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Re: Re: A bug in PERL or a bug in the server?
by snax (Hermit) on Nov 20, 2000 at 18:45 UTC
    Ahh, yes, that would make more sense -- the chmod command wouldn't be creating directories, would it?

    Anyway, to help you clean up what you've created, try to capture the directory name with a glob from the shell, like ls *dirname* to see if it will list it, then rm -ri *dirname* to delete it (substituting whatever glob you use to find the directory, naturally).

      Actually, I tried and failed to get my shell to let me delete a directory with a "\n" in it....

      ...but of course, since perl created the directory, it can remove it as well.

      DaWolf - it's probably easiest to just change the script to use rmdir to undo the 'damage' before you fix the chomp bug

      Have fun,


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