Thanks for the tips. I must admit, I hadn't
appreciated the overhead involved with the repeated
open/close operations. Turns out seek
new best friend :-)
The reason the STDIN/STDOUT unix filter paradigm wasn't
implemented in this script has more to do with its original
development than with with its final functionality. The
first script was written on a Mac and I haven't found a good
way to deal with STDOUT using MacPerl. Although it did make for some
easily-implemented dialogue boxes :-)
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