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So, trying to put this together: It appears the combination of assigning the text to the variable ("@strings = <FILE>"), followed by the script, continuing to run (via the infinite loop), that can re-use the contents of @strings as many times as required, is the essence of the mechanism to avoid re-reading the file...

Can I assume that to be the case?

Edited to correct the typo... $strings

Thanks!


In reply to Re^2: Don't re-read file for each new pattern... by cgmd
in thread Don't re-read file for each new pattern... by cgmd

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