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Perl Script that will read an input file and create two new files based on the data from the first file

Need a perl script written that will do the following:

1. Read a text file

2. Based on data in this file write to two new text files.

3. It must allow for variable file names. So I would run the script like... perl [url removed, login to view] [url removed, login to view] [url removed, login to view] [url removed, login to view]

4. No data loss from the input file... All data from the input file will go in either of the Output files or Both Files.

5. Spacing and tabs need to remain in place. No loss of formatting.

6. Basically, read a line, write the same exact line to one or both of the output files.


This log file is a trace of some directory based events. It has XML in the events and the spacing and tabs of these xml text must not change.

Each line in the input file will be one of these kinds of lines. On the lines with the TIMESTAMP, anthing after the second ":" is just data.

The TIMESTAMP can be many formats and styles. Sometimes it has a colon in it sometimes it does not.




XML Nodes or attributes.

JUST DATA and not XML nor part of the ST or PT lines

See attached files for example


Read line of input doc

Save in a variable if the line contains a "ST:" or "PT:" or ":"

If line contains a "TIMESTAMP:SomeData ST:"

Then Write line to [url removed, login to view]

If line contains an "TIMESTAMP:SomeData PT:"

Then Write line to [url removed, login to view]

If line contains just a ":" (So no ST: or PT:) or if it say "EV:"

Then Write line to both Files

If line contains XML data

Then read the variable (ST: or PT:) and write all the XML data to the appropriate output file.

(So if a line is read that contains then read the variable for PT: or ST: and write the line including formatting to the appropriate output file)

(Each subsequent xml data line must be then written to the same file until a new line is read that has a "PT:" "ST:" or just ":" in it.)

If the line is just data or is a blank line and does not have any ST: PT: single colon, or XML data

Then do same as if XML data. Read variable and write to the appropriate file.

See files attached for samples.

For someone who knows perl really well, this should be a pretty easy script.

Thanks for bidding.

Skills: Perl

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I program in Perl since 1995, I have a PhD in Computer Science. I am not interested in money but in trying out Freelancer that is new to me.

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I'm number one Perl developer here. See my PM for details.

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Hello, I am an experienced Perl scripting expert prepared to create this script for you. The script will accept your data file and partitition data into 2 output files according to the criteria given. A IDLER

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I'm interested. I'm experienced(15+) perl web developer and linux administrator.

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I'd be glad to help. You haven't mentioned OS and/or Perl version that you want to use; it also would be good to know if you can rely on available (and sometimes recommended) CPAN modules.

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It's straightforward. You don't need any CPAN modules for this.

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Hello, I'm 3 years perl programer!! Thanks!!

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I can do it

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Hello. I am an experienced developer. I have been working mostly in python but perl and python are closely related so this is no stretch. Please check pmb for further questions. Regards, Arthur.

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I can get this to you in no time. Please see my PM

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Hi i have two years experience in perl And i can do this work....

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Hello. I can do the task. No problem to run in Windows also.

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Hi, I will be able to write the script for you.I have 5 + years experience in Perl [url removed, login to view] forward to hear from you. Thanks, Kethseeyalusha

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Hey i can give you exact format in which you are expecting.

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Hello. More 20 years programming experience.

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Hi, Consider it done. I have over 2 years of experience in perl. Thanks.

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