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Re: Unique items in a text file

by BazB (Priest)
on Apr 20, 2004 at 14:22 UTC ( #346646=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Unique items in a text file

perldoc -q duplicate

If the information in this post is inaccurate, or just plain wrong, don't just downvote - please post explaining what's wrong.
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[atcroft]: stevieb: Sad to say that I only recently learned that particular trick, but I have since found it very useful.... :)
[james28909]: ill be back with a solution eventually
[stevieb]: it's a reminder to re-inforce it :P
[atcroft]: james28909: That particular questions was a bit of trick, actually (depending on the country you are in). More interesting is, if you are trying to subtract from an epoch time, for instance, you might have to consider when/if DST occurs for a location,
[atcroft]: because you may have to adjust the number of seconds you change from an epoch from 86400 (not to mention leap seconds)....
[atcroft]: james28909: Although if your program is using a database, you might be able to "pass the buck" to the database and ask it to do the date change for you....

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