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Re: ignore first 5 lines of a file

by stephen (Priest)
on Apr 12, 2002 at 22:19 UTC ( #158690=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to ignore first 5 lines of a file

Just for sheer amusement value, here's another way of skipping the first five lines of a file:

while (<>) { do_something($_) if (6..eof()); }

Some explanation is in order. When the range operator .. appears in a scalar context, it becomes the flipflop operator, which behaves very differently and magically. If the argument on either side of it is a constant number, it does an implicit compare with $.. Another way of doing it would be:

while (<>) { next if (1..5); # Whatever here }


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