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in reply to Re^2: Corrector
in thread Corrector

Nope, didn't give it any thought at all. should be fixed now.

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Re^4: Corrector
by jdporter (Canon) on Dec 02, 2008 at 19:23 UTC

    Ok, the perl program is now correct... but your calling protocol is still junk. I believe you're going to end up with a solution which is a convoluted mixture of perl and "shell", or else do globbing inside the perl program, not unlike what the OP did. Of course, it wouldn't be nearly so much of a problem on an operating system with a Real Shell... ;-)

      Technically correct if the OP's true intention was to replace only the first occurrence of each item in each line where it occurs. I tend to believe the OP probably wanted to replace all occurrences, not just one per line. I know you, jdporter (dmorgo bows) already know what character is missing ;-) but for the OP's benefit, adding a 'g' modifier would do the trick:

      #!/usr/bin/perl -pi s/this/that/g; # substitutes this with that s/one/two/g; # substitutes one with two