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Re^3: Adding a TAB after a certain ammount of characters
in thread Adding a TAB after a certain ammount of characters
syntax error at perl1.pl line 8, near "say $text;'"
Note the single-quote just after the ; (semicolon) in "say $text;'". This closes the quoted code that began with an opening single-quote just after the -E on the first line of the command line invocation in johngg's reply.
Get rid of that closing single-quote if you are running the code from a file and things will probably work better.