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Snippet Name: Opening a file

Description: Open a flat file and get the contents into a string variable.

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Language: PERL
Highlight Mode: PERL
Last Modified: March 05th, 2009

#!/usr/bin/perl
 
# Open a file directly:
CHDIR("/some/path/to/directory");
 
$fileloc = "somefile.txt";
 
# Read file into array of lines
OPEN(INPUT,$fileloc);
@textlines = <INPUT>;
CLOSE(INPUT);
 
 
#** OR **
 
# Always go to where the file is...
CHDIR("/some/path/to/directory");
 
# grab the the file and read it in as a string
OPEN(INPUT, "<$fileloc") || DIE "Error: $0: Cannot open '$file': $!";
UNDEF $/;
$filestring = (<INPUT>);
$/ = "\n";
CLOSE(INPUT);
 


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