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Re: Re: •Re: Re: Undocumented variable?

by Mr. Muskrat (Canon)
on Sep 13, 2003 at 14:30 UTC ( #291255=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: •Re: Re: Undocumented variable?
in thread Undocumented variable?

From perlvar (5.8.0):

The special filehandle that points to the currently open output file when doing edit-in-place processing with -i. Useful when you have to do a lot of inserting and don't want to keep modifying $_. See perlrun for the -i switch.

Note: While it is mentioned in the Perl documentation prior to version 5.8.0, I have yet to see it explained in such a way.

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