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Re^3: How to print the lines immediately above and below a matching line?

by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 25, 2012 at 13:40 UTC ( #1005490=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: How to print the lines immediately above and below a matching line?
in thread How to print the lines immediately above and below a matching line?

Maybe you should read a line from that handle instead ... don't skip the basics, read perlintro


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Re^4: How to print the lines immediately above and below a matching line?
by Bio90 (Initiate) on Nov 25, 2012 at 13:52 UTC
    I'm sorry, I am a Biology student and I have merely had perl suggested to me as a means to an end in order to get my data into a usable format.

      I'm sorry, I am a Biology student and I have merely had perl suggested to me as a means to an end in order to get my data into a usable format.

      Right, and you're merely trying to write a perl program -- might as well learn the basics of the syntax, like what goes in a match operator is not an attempt to read from a filehandle -- you have to separate the steps

      Are you sure an already written perl program, say something from the bioperl.org website wasn't suggested instead?

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