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Re: Reading entire file.

by bjelli (Pilgrim)
on May 04, 2001 at 12:13 UTC ( #77899=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Reading entire file.

I'll just latch onto one of your questions:

>Is there an easier way to test and print between two points in a file,

Yes, there is. I tried to explain it in

In your case, I'd recommend you break out of the loop after you're finished with the tool:

while (<FOO_FILE>){ if (/$foo/){ $that = 1; } if (/$bar/){ last; # emergency exit from the loop ;-) } if ($that){ print $_; } }

You could also seperate it into two loops, one for searching for the tool, one for reading the lines for that tool.

while (<FOO_FILE>){ last if /$foo/; # ignore all lines until we find foo } while (<FOO_FILE>){ last if /$bar/; print $_; # do something with the lines we find now } close FOO_FILE; # just ignore the rest of the file
Brigitte    'I never met a chocolate I didnt like'    Jellinek

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