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I don't think he was intending to load the entire file into memory. The trick is to keep an array of open FILEHANDLES and read one line at a time from each...
#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use IO::File; #interleave files, first argument is line count, rest are files. my $lc = shift; my @fhs; foreach (@ARGV) { my $fh = new IO::File; open ($fh, "<$_"); push @fhs, $fh; } while (--$lc) { foreach (@fhs) { print scalar(<$_>); } }

Tested minimally but the path is clear from here I hope.

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in thread combine multiple files into one (line by line) by Anonymous Monk

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