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Re^2: Split file into 4 smaller ones

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 08, 2013 at 08:43 UTC ( #1017779=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Split file into 4 smaller ones
in thread Split file into 4 smaller ones

I always find it a bit silly when people suggest reading such large amounts of data into memory. Yes, I guess you can do that nowadays, but I'm not sure you always should. I prefer to conserve memory where possible.

use POSIX 'ceil'; my $buffer_size = 64 * 1024; my $bytes_wanted = ceil($size / 4); sub copy { my ($in, $out, $bytes) = @_; my ($buffer, $bytes_read); $bytes_read = sysread($in, $buffer, $bytes); print $out $buffer; return $bytes_read; } open my $in, '<', $infn or die $!; for my $outfn (1..4) { open my $out, '>', $prefix . $outfn or die $!; my $bytes = 0; while ($bytes + $buffer_size < $bytes_wanted) { $bytes += copy($in, $out, $buffer_size); } copy($in, $out, $bytes_wanted - $bytes); close $out; } close $in;


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