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Aug 25, 2011, 2:03 AM

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Organizing Files Using Regular Expressions

I have a number of files that I want to organize into their own folders based on part of their filename. So far I've managed to read in all of the files in said directory properly, but for whatever reason the regular expressions that I'm using to match the filenames and strip off the unnecessary portions of the filename to create the directory names aren't working properly. Specifically, it's returning things that I did not specify, such as folders and patterns that don't match the regex that I set up, and it doesn't seem to be lopping off characters properly in the $FolderName variable.

Here's what I have so far:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w 

use strict;
use 5.010;
use File::Find::Rule;
use File::Path;
use File::Copy;

my $interesting = File::Find::Rule->new->file()->name(qr/\[*\]*\.*$/)->start('.');

while ( my $perl_file = $interesting->match ) {
my $FolderName = $perl_file;
$FolderName =~ m/](.*?)-/;
print $FolderName . "\n";

To avoid potentially screwing up the folder structure while I'm working this out I'm just printing off the folder name rather than moving stuff.

(This post was edited by valefor on Aug 25, 2011, 2:07 AM)

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Post edited by valefor (New User) on Aug 25, 2011, 2:07 AM

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