They do not have XML::Parser. There not planning on putting it on there at this time, however, they want me to manipulate these incoming XML files.
The incoming XML file only have 2 pieces of information in it, and they could just send a normal file, but noooo, they want to use XML so they can say they use XML. Bah.
Thanks for your advice everybody, I appreciate it. If I had know ahead of time they weren't going to give me the tools I need to do the job they mandated correctly, I wouldn't have bothered you.
so I get to do this instead:
@ar = `tail -2 "$ack_filename"`;
$file_size = substr($ar,13,-13);
hope there file format doesn't change.
oh, and I can't put it in my space because we all use the same logon and password. yes you read correctly. I've been trying to get them to change that for almost a year, but they have more important things to do. Like work on there golf game.
fortuanatly, my year here will be up at the end of july, and I can flee.