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Old 11-16-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
IAnilkumar
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find: missing argument to `-exec'


I have written a perl script

my @pin_conf_files = `find . -name "create*.opc" -exec grep -l PIN_FLD_PASSWD_CLEAR {} \;`;

when i compile it throws an error:

find: missing argument to `-exec'

It works on the command prompt.

> find . -name "create*.opc" -exec grep -l PIN_FLD_PASSWD_CLEAR {} \;
./product_priority_test/create_cust_prio.039.opc
./product_priority_test/create_cust_prio.037.opc
./product_priority_test/create_cust_prio.035.opc
./product_priority_test/create_cust_prio.038.opc
./product_priority_test/create_cust_prio.040.opc
./product_priority_test/create_cust_prio.036.opc
./discountable_1_test/create_cust.053to058.opc
./system_product_test/create_cust.088.opc
./date_range_test/create_cust_datetimetest.opc
./date_range_test/create_cust_datetimefail.opc
./sponsorship_test/create_cust.001.opc
./sponsorship_test/create_cust.003.opc
./sponsorship_test/create_cust.002.opc
./multiple_product_test/create_cust_mprod.044.opc
./multiple_product_test/create_cust_mprod.043.opc
./timeofday_1_test/create_cust.opc
./currency_test/create_cust.067.opc
./currency_test/create_cust.068.opc
./discountable_2_test/create_cust.079.opc
./fold_test/create_cust.042.opc
./proratable_test/create_cust.opc
./timeofday_2_test/create_cust.086.opc
./credit_limits_test/create_cust.066.opc
./timezone_test/create_cust.opc
./quantity_1_test/create_cust_quantity.opc
./status_test/create_cust.opc
./usage_test/create_cust.069.opc
./basic_test/create_cust_basic.opc
./basic_test/create_cust_power.opc
./peak_offpeak_test/create_cust_peak_offpeak.opc
./quantity_2_test/create_cust_quantity2.opc
 
Old 11-17-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
shivaa
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It seems some pb with script's execution path. Once try to use full path of "exec" or instead of this, try xargs cmd as:
Code:
find . -name "create*.opc" | xargs grep -l PIN_FLD_PASSWD_CLEAR
 
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:25 AM   #3
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Don't do it that way, do the whole thing in Perl.
http://perldoc.perl.org/
http://www.perlmonks.org/?node=Tutorials

Code:
opendir(DIR, $dirname) or die "can't opendir $dirname: $!";
while (defined($file = readdir(DIR))) 
{
    # do something with "$dirname/$file"
}
closedir(DIR)or die "can't closedir $dirname: $!";
 
  


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