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Hi,

Please help me out to find my flaws

Please consider the following:

  • It's a lot better, to use warnings; and strict; at the top of ones script
  • It's modern ( ha ha... ) and a lot safer to use open 3 arugments
  • Barewords as filehandles might not be too good, you can use lexical variable of your choice.
  • Lastly, you will want to close, your filehandles, as soon as they are opened

Below is the reconstruct of your script.
Please, note I used regex to get what I assumed to be first column of your data used.
Using split or even substr might probabily be better, if OPs data is known. I can only assume data here.
use warnings; use strict; open my $fh, '>', 'outfile3.txt' or die "can't open file: $!"; open my $fh2, '<', 'file1.txt' or die "can't open file: $!"; while ( defined( my $line = <$fh2> ) ) { if ( $line =~ m{^(?<matched>.+?)\s+?.*?$}){ print {$fh} $+{matched}, $/; } } close $fh2 or die "can't close file: $!"; close $fh or die "can't close file: $!";
Hope this helps.

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In reply to Re: EMPTY OUTPUT FILE GENERATED by 2teez
in thread EMPTY OUTPUT FILE GENERATED by perlneedhelp2012

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