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Re^2: OS X troubleshooting help needed - parse filename & open file

by elef (Friar)
on Oct 17, 2010 at 13:31 UTC ( #865802=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Good point, duly noted.
In this case, I don't think this could be the issue as I the test was done on files with a lower-case extension.

To be honest, even though I'm sure File::Spec is in principle a better solution than what I'm doing, I'm reluctant to learn how File::Spec works, rewrite the script and then start testing/troubleshooting on all platforms all over again. What I have works on Windows and Linux, I'd be more inclined to just fix the current OS X problems and call it a day... if the problems are easily fixable, that is.
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Re^3: OS X troubleshooting help needed - parse filename & open file
by roboticus (Chancellor) on Oct 17, 2010 at 14:08 UTC

    elef:

    Ah, well, then I'm fresh out of ideas. I have a buddy with a Mac, though, so I'll send him an EMail and see if he might give it a try for you. (No promises, though, as he's a Java/Ruby coder and frequently avoids computers outside of his day job...)

    I also understand what you mean about going back and reworking a bunch of code to insert a module. I'd go for a simpler fix, too, if I find one. But it's handy to know about things like that for future projects, or when your back is against the wall.

    ...roboticus

    Update: Added '/Ruby' and second paragraph.

Re^3: OS X troubleshooting help needed - parse filename & open file
by roboticus (Chancellor) on Oct 18, 2010 at 02:18 UTC

    elef:

    He ran it and replies:

    tony-******-macbook-pro:~ tony******$ perl --version This is perl, v5.8.8 built for darwin-thread-multi-2level (with 4 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail) <<snip>> tony-******-macbook-pro:~ tony******$ perl m.perl Name "main::FILE" used only once: possible typo at m.perl line 27. Drag and drop a file here: /Users/tony******/Desktop/x.txt Invalid type 'W' in unpack at m.perl line 12, <STDIN> line 1. Now, regarding your concern about extra bytes... plausible: Note the space after x.txt... the square is probably my cursor.

    Notes: (1) I anonymized his post by replacing his last name with asterisks, and (2) He included a screenshot that shows a blank after x.txt, which he alludes to in the last line. So his results agrees with the testing that you and louis.roca performed.

    ...roboticus

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