Kozz has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
My dear monks:
Is there a limit to the length of a line in an plain text file?
Assuming that my record separator is "\n", and the only application reading from/writing to the file is a perl script, would there be any possibility of encountering a limit to the number of characters in a single line when written to this text file?
I've got a file which is being read from/written to by a perl script which I'm sure is using all the right methods of file locking. Yet after extensive use over a period of many months, suddenly this datafile is missing several records... Any insights would be appreciated.