|Problems? Is your data what you think it is?|
Another way to look at this...
I suspect that if you had used 'vi' or 'vim' to edit the file you would have been okay. I mentioned the 'laugh' to get it fixed quickly, not for you to stop learning.
Most system admins deal with angry users all day, so if you make them laugh and admit that you're learning, then they will probably help. Maybe start a new thread and post the code that is a problem and what you changed. Since your not under pressure, make sure you post the code within
You may be pleased to find PM a resource for the future!
Good Luck and keep Learning about Perl!
"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin