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Net::Ftp Dir command to display formatted records

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Using Net::Ftp, how can i get the dir command to display records in a formatted way? It now just spits out each line from the server as an array entry (the entire line, no columns). How can I make it so when I output I can put the data into columns?

Mar 24 '10 #1
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Split the line and use printf to output it in column format.

perldoc -f split
perldoc -f printf
perldoc -f sprintf
Mar 24 '10 #2

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Can you please provide an example? I am extremely new at Perl.

Heres is what I'm working with:

0 | xddx--xx-ddx 02 DEC 09 File1.xls 233 username
1 | xddx--xx-ddx 02 DEC 10 File2.xls 233 username
2 | xxdx--xx-ddx 02 DEC 11 File6.xls 233 username
3 | xxdx--xx-ddx 02 DEC 12 File3.uhf 233 username
4 | xxxx--xx-ddx 02 DEC 12 File5.csv 233 username

How would I use the examples you provided above on the sample data? Thank you so much for your help!
Mar 24 '10 #3

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They are all on their own lines, but not seperated by commas, also the spaces in between them aren't constant, they fluctuate...

Mar 24 '10 #4

Expert Mod 100+
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The documentation I pointed to has examples. Please give it a try and if you have trouble, post your script and ask specific questions on the parts that are giving you trouble.
Mar 25 '10 #5

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