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Re: unwanted ARGV in subroutine

by choroba (Chancellor)
on Oct 29, 2012 at 21:48 UTC ( #1001428=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to unwanted ARGV in subroutine

my $text = do { local( @ARGV, $/ ) = $infile ; <> } ;
This should locally change @ARGV to contain $infile and load the whole file into $text. Maybe the file is huge and you have just to wait a bit?
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Re^2: unwanted ARGV in subroutine
by runrig (Abbot) on Oct 29, 2012 at 22:19 UTC
    And if the file is huge, the OP shouldn't be loading it into memory, and should write to a temp file, and then rename it at the end.

      Hi rizzler

      Try this

      sub addheader{ my($infile,$header)=@_; open(FILE, "$infile"); my $text=do {local $/; <FILE>}; close FILE; open(FILE,">$infile"); print FILE $header; print FILE $text; close FILE; }
        Please don't try that :) it doesn't use error checking ... If you want to copy a file use File::Copy, for moving File::Move

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