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perl filenames with & (ampersand)


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Mar 13, 2015, 3:47 AM

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perl filenames with & (ampersand) Can't Post

Hi All

Im trying to run a command on many file using bash

create the function

myfunc() {

tail -c 128kB "$1" | md5sum | perl -pe 's&-&'"$1"'&'


find . -type f | xargs -0 -P 0 -I name bash -c 'myfunc "name"'

this works fine and the function is run correctly against all the files found

But when a "&" is encountered in the filename the scripts faults

any help appreciated

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Mar 13, 2015, 5:57 AM

Post #2 of 2 (3940 views)
Re: [ashah7] perl filenames with & (ampersand) [In reply to] Can't Post

Use a different deliminator in the regex.


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