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Re: Read text from HTML file and display it

by 2teez (Priest)
on Oct 29, 2012 at 05:51 UTC ( #1001309=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Read text from HTML file and display it

OR, if you have lynx on your system,
you can do like so:

use warnings; use strict; my $filename = $ARGV[0]; my $ascii = system("lynx -dump $filename"); print $ascii;

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Re^2: Read text from HTML file and display it
by Lotus1 (Chaplain) on Oct 29, 2012 at 20:35 UTC
    use warnings; use strict; my $filename = $ARGV[0]; my $ascii = system("lynx -dump $filename"); print $ascii;

    Your $ascii variable will contain the return value, a number, from system which is not what you seem to be expecting. Backticks or qx() will return what normally goes to STDOUT.

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