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Ok - I'll take a stab at answering your question "What am I doing wrong?" :
  • Not using 'strict'. (add "use strict;" to the top of your code)
  • Not using canonical "open" with local filehandle. (Try : open(my $f, "<", $file) or die "Cannot open '$file':$!";)
  • Not declaring variables (use my @array; (follows from "use strict"))
  • Not formatting/aligning your code for visibility
  • Not following advice (davido's code works for what you need)
  • Not reading how hashes work
  • Not closing the file handle you opened.
  • Not posing your question(s) clearly
  • Not showing what you expect as a result of your code
  • Not showing sample data
The answer to the question in your previous post on the meaning of "/g" can be found by running "perldoc perlre".

             I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it.
                   -SNL


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