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Adding unzip module to current script


New User

Oct 13, 2015, 4:47 AM

Post #1 of 4 (1622 views)
Adding unzip module to current script Can't Post


I have a script that will read all new mails from outlook and then extract the attchments(in .xls) to a specified folders .

but now I am facing an issue because I have started receiving attachments in zip format.

I am using the below error

Can't locate File/ in @INC (@INC contains:C:/Dwimperl/perl/site/lib C:/D

wimperl/perl/vendor/lib C:/Dwimperl/perl/lib .) at test.plline 5.

BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at line 5.

Press any key to continue . . .

script as below

use strict ;

use warnings ;

use IO::Uncompress::Unzip qw(unzip$UnzipError) ;

use File::Temp qw/ tempfile tempdir /;

use File::Type ;

my $ft = File::Type->new();

my $input_file =$ft->checktype_filename($file);

if ( checktype_filename ( $input_file ) == 'application/zip' )


my $tmp_file = tempfile();

unzip $input_file => $tmp_file ;

$input_file = $tmp_file ;


I am new to perl scripting,hence please help.

Veteran / Moderator

Oct 13, 2015, 6:47 AM

Post #2 of 4 (1617 views)
Re: [abhijeet] Adding unzip module to current script [In reply to] Can't Post

The error message is telling you that it can't find the File::Type module. Either the module isn't installed or was not installed correctly.

You need to install the File::Type module.

However, the author of that module abandoned it 11 years ago and no-one else is maintaining it, so I'd recommend finding a replacement module which is more up to date and is being maintained.

File::LibMagic is the recommended replacement and was just updated a few weeks ago.

New User

Oct 14, 2015, 2:36 AM

Post #3 of 4 (1611 views)
Re: [FishMonger] Adding unzip module to current script [In reply to] Can't Post

Hello FishMonger,

Thanks for your reply,the main purpose is to unzip a file while mail is being read and place in a specified folder.

however I tried using the filetype but the same issue occurs.

If you could provide a simple script to do this it would be helpful.

Veteran / Moderator

Oct 14, 2015, 3:41 AM

Post #4 of 4 (1603 views)
Re: [abhijeet] Adding unzip module to current script [In reply to] Can't Post

So long as your script does not even compile, there is no way it will do what you expect. So, start by fixing the compile errors and installing the right modules as needed, and then only let's see if the script fits your bill or if something needs to be changed.


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