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wats wrong in this expression

Posted by revtopo (revtopo), 27 August 2007
hi there,

I have to write a set of codes in perl using shell scripts. the code that i have to insert in the file is

perl -pe 'print q{ [% IF'\.(css|js|txt)');debug("Passing page through as text: $"); content; ELSE; debug("Applying HTML page layout wrappers to $\n"); content WRAPPER site/html + site/layout; END;-%]} if $.==4' -i Topo/root/lib/site/

the code works on getting the name wrapped.

I have been gettin a syntax error in the line
[% IF'\.(css|js|txt)');
syntax error near unecpected token.

Is that any thing to do with \. in the code.?

thanks in advance.

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 27 August 2007
The ' within the code is being taken as the shell string terminator.

I would suggest you save the Perl program in a file and run it from the file rather than trying to write an entire program on one command line

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