Win32 Perl

Actually did my first win32 perl script at work today. What a pita that can be when you are changing from *n?x perl. Most of the problems I encountered were editor issues. Guess I should have just gotten vi for Windows and been done with it.

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# First we’ll change into the directory passed in the command line
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$workdirectory = @ARGV[0];
#print (“$workdirectory\n”);
chdir (“$workdirectory”) || die “cannot cd to $workdirectory”;

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# Lets get a numeric date for use in naming the zip files
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$insanedate = `date /t`;
# print $insanedate;
$insanedate =~ /.*?(\d{2})\/(\d{2})\/(\d{4})/;
$sanedate = “$1$2$3”;
# print “$sanedate\n”;

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# Time to backup the .bak files
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# must include the extension in the form of *.ext
@baklist = `dir /b *.bak`;
if (!@baklist)
{
# Drop out of the script if there is nothing to backup!
print “No files to backup”;
die;
}
else
{
# This will create a zipfile with the current date.zip
`pkzip $sanedate.zip *.bak`;

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# Take care of directory cleanup
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@filelist = `dir /b /o:d *.zip`;
# The $keeperN files are the ones that will be (newest) saved,
# anything left in the list will be removed from the directory
if (@filelist)
{
$keeper1 = pop (@filelist);
$keeper2 = pop (@filelist);
# $keeper3 = pop (@filelist);
# print (“$keeper1”);
# print (“$keeper2”);
# print (“$keeper3”);

# DANGER Will Robinson!! DANGER!!
`del *.bak`;
# Activating the following del statement has the potential to
# do lots of damage. Please check working directory first!
foreach $leftover (@filelist)
{
print $leftover;
# `del $leftover`;
}
}
else
{
print “No zip files, CAUTION!”;
die;
}
}

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