Thank you all for taking the time and secondly for the many helpful hints and pieces of advice. As most of you will have guessed I'm not a programmer but a network engineer in an ISP surrounding so any references to other languages will be lost on me.
I only know a little perl and even less bash scripting =).
I have set up dir based version control as suggested, svn may not be installed on the server. I will change open, VAR and function naming and formatting as suggested. I will also get rid of redundant #-style formatting as pointed out.
And The print here reference is very helpful too.
Regarding the function calling I chose to call module-based functions without leading & and vice versa. I will change that too though.
Once I have implemented all of the above I will try and work out a more sub'ed style and present the new and hopefully improved version.
font (FixedSys) is what vim.common defaulted to in size 9 @1600x900. Format works in vi on Solaris too with the same display settings, also in FullHD on ubuntu in vim.common.
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