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Re: reading a file line by line

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John W. Krahn
February 27, 2002 13:18
Re: reading a file line by line
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Jon Serra wrote:
> Greetings,  I am trying to read a text file into a scalar variable line by line
> until EOF or a search test if fullfilled.  I have been reading files in like
> this:
> chomp (@line = `cat filename`);
> I do not want to do this beacuse my file is quite large, and there is no reason
> to hog the memory for the little bit I actually want, and second, I do not want
> to make a system call to the unix cat command.  TIA Jon

open IN, '< filename' or die "Cannot open filename: $!";
while ( <IN> ) {
    # do something with current line

use Perl;

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