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Please go back and edit your node to add code tags (<c>your code goes here</c>) to your post: It's pretty difficult to make sense of it.
I went ahead and reformatted some of it on my machine to see what you're doing, but didn't finish. I saw a couple of things that you'll want to learn before proceeding.
First: the point of a subroutine is to let you reuse code, rather than writing it over and over. Specifically, you don't need all the rand_string1 through rand_string8 subroutines. They all do the exact same thing. This does the same thing as the first section of your program:
The variable name you use inside of your subroutine doesn't have to be related to the variable name outside of your subroutine.
Next, I don't know what you think this line does:
But I'm pretty sure it doesn't do what you want. You'll want to read over the documentation for tr in the documentation (perldoc -f perlop).
I'll check back later and see how things are going.
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