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Answer: How do I read an entire file into a string?

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Q&A > files > How do I read an entire file into a string? contributed by Anonymous Monk

or, if not able to unset $/ due to some other limitations in the script:
open FILE, "myfile" or die "Couldn't open file: $!"; 
while (<FILE>){
 $string .= $_;
}
close FILE;

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