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specifying path to files
You hardcode your pathnames. Do you have directory /home/hampton1/data in the target server? Putting $! in die statement could tell you right away.
open(SDATA,"$sdata")|| die("Could not open file: $!\n");
would be sufficient instead of
if (-e "/home/hampton1/data/student_count.dat")
since you already assigned $scnt
, unless you care about why unlink
didn't remove the file (which is another matter).
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