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Answer: How do I read an entire file into a string?

by bdalzell (Sexton)
on Dec 28, 2011 at 22:36 UTC ( #945429=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > files > How do I read an entire file into a string? - Answer contributed by bdalzell

This is slightly different code for using File::Slurp:
use strict; use File::Slurp; my $text = read_file($file);
Be sure to read the "slurp_article", available in the distro under "Documentation" (i.e. under the "extras" directory).

And remember that if you cut and paste sample code from a web page, some of the punctuation characters may not be formatted for your system so if you get an error from cut and pasted code try typing it in directly to your program.

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