SPUG: Reading a whole file into a scalar.
dblanchard at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 18:24:49 PDT 2005
I just found this, is this the best practice?
while ( <COLOURS> )
$myfile = $myfile . $_;
On 7/20/05, Duane Blanchard <dblanchard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi gang,
> I'm too tired to think straight and too tired to keep looking on the
> 'Net. I want to match things like 'line\s+that' in the example file
> this is a line
> that is a line
> What has worn me out today is not realizing that I'll never match
> across lines of a file if I only read one line at a time. So, I either
> need a clever way to match across elements of an array or hash table,
> or (more likely) to read the whole file into a scalar. As I recall,
> I'll use the 'm' flag to hand the RE more than one line, and '\s'
> should handle '\n'.
> Someone, please give a little pointer. Thanks,
> Duane Blanchard
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