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Re: Count number of lines in a text file

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 23, 2013 at 08:53 UTC ( #1014861=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Count number of lines in a text file

Everybody should be aware that in an ASCII file, the last line may NOT contain a '\n' character. This means the following code:
while (sysread FILE, $buffer, 4096) { $lines += ($buffer =~ tr/\n//); }
will never count the last line! Please do not use the above code !!!

Use:

while (<FILE>) { $lines++ }

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