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Re: getfile( $filename )
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I do a lot of work for clients who either don't have the ability (or the capability) to install from CPAN or just plain don't trust it (I have no idea why) and refuse to use CPAN modules. I have, on occasion, filed off the serial numbers and used a cpan module in order to get something done quickly but I *really* prefer not to do that.
Also, if the file is too big to be read entirely into memory then reading the entire file in one shot isn't a good idea.