[Israel.pm] perl -i -pe question

Avishalom Shalit avishalom at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 23:40:19 PST 2012


because you are setting it to 1 every line

try ...BEGIN{$a=1};a++



better yet , why not use $. ?
this is the current line
-- vish




On 20 February 2012 07:33, Dov Levenglick <dov.levenglick at gmail.com> wrote:

> Why isn't $a incrementing in this one-liner:
> perl -ibak -pe "$a=1; $a++ if (s/   ADDR_RESET_PAIR/    $a
> ADDR_RESET_PAIR/);" file.txt
>
> Running this on Win7 (This is perl, v5.6.1 built for
> MSWin32-x86-multi-thread)
>
> I know it's an antiquated version of Perl, but it's what the company uses.
>
>
> Best Regards,
> Dov Levenglick
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