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Random Numbersby Anonymous Monk
|on Apr 10, 2000 at 02:35 UTC||Need Help??|
Anonymous Monk has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
OK, what I need to do is generate a random number between 1 and 10
I want to do this to call on a random script number, so that the one script is not being used by many people at onece.
My scripts would be called main1.pl, main2.pl, main3.pl, main4.pl, main5.pl, main6.pl, main7.pl, main8.pl, main9.pl and main10.pl.
I would like to have a script (Let's say start.pl) that would send the user to a random script from the above names.
Inside each script would be the exact same code, just use 10 different scripts to decrease the amount of usage that would be present if I had every user calling on main.pl.
So, all I need is to know how to generate a random number between 1 and 10.
If there is another function to call before getting the random number, please give that to me too
(I mean like with visual basic, you should use "Randomize" before using "Rnd" to get a MUCH random #.
Thanx a lot