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Re: Need Help in processing a file

by hdb (Prior)
on Apr 10, 2013 at 20:31 UTC ( #1028037=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Need Help in processing a file

Some Perl Poetry for You:

use strict; my%a;my@a=split/ /,<DATA>; while(@a){ my($a,$n)=splice@a,0,2; $a{$a}=$n>$a{$a}?$n:$a{$a}; } print join " ", %a; __DATA__ a.txt 4 b.txt 3 z.txt 1 a.txt 5 b.txt 2 b.txt 4 z.txt 2

Now you only need to sort out the sorting...

UPDATE under Seussian Perl

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