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Re: Ignore Question

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Mon Feb 24 2003 - 16:13:33 GMT
On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Gentile, Jeff wrote:

> Bill,
> 	Here is the -S prog code (only doing the technote dir at the
> moment) - notice that you had reccommended on friday I use a splice to
> skip my 8 line header... however I was getting erros with the "8"
> being beyond the array bounds with that mehtod

Is that the exact message?  I'm not able to duplicate:

   $ perl -lwe 'my @a=("hi"); my $x = join "", splice( @a, 8 )

So not every doc has 8 lines?  I suppoes you could do

   if ( @doc >= 8 ) {

> sub get_tech {
>     opendir DH, $techdir || die "Open $techdir for read failed! $!";
>     my @filelist = grep !/^\.\.?$/ && (/\.html?$/ || /\.txt$/), readdir DH;

Might also check that they are real files and not directories (although
it's probably not likely that foo.html will be a directory.

>     closedir (DH) || die "Close $techdir failed! $!";
>     foreach (@filelist) {
>         $_ = "$techdir/$_";
>         &tech_print($_);
>     }

You realized that $_ is an alias for the actual element?  So you are
modifying the array @filelist.

$ perl -lwe '@a=(1..5); for ( @a ) { $_ = "Hi/$_" }; print join "\n", @a'

I think you can just say:

    tech_print("$techdir/$_") for @filelist;

or put the call to tech_print in a readdir() loop.

>     my @line=<FH>;

>     for (1..8) {
>         shift @line;
>     }
>     foreach (@line) {
>         $docsize .= $_;
>     }

That's not really the doc size.  Most would probably write:

    my $doc = join '', @line;
    my $doc = "@line"; # but adds spaces by default ($" var)

>     my $size = length $docsize;
> print <<EOF;
> Path-Name: $filename
> Content-Length: $size
> Last-Mtime: $mtime
> Document-Type: $doctype
> ;
  ^ - what's that for?

>     print @line;

I don't really see the problem (since $, is undefined by default), but you
are using the length of $docsize, but printing @line. I'd just pick one.

Otherwise, if you redirect your script to a file and then edit out the
headers does the content-type match the file size?  Actually that will be
hard to do because your editor might add a newline at the very end if one
doesn't already exist.

So maybe you are right you could print the trimmed doc to a file and see
what stat() reports for the file size.  If perl's length is returning
chars and you have multi-byte chars then you will either need to convert
to 8859-1 in perl or get perl to report the correct length.

I do not know enough about Perl's support of Unicode to know if that's the
likely problem or not.

Bill Moseley
Received on Mon Feb 24 16:14:25 2003