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Re^2: Read text from HTML file and display it

by Lotus1 (Deacon)
on Oct 29, 2012 at 20:35 UTC ( #1001422=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Read text from HTML file and display it
in thread Read text from HTML file and display it

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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