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Re: script not working

by CountZero (Bishop)
on Dec 27, 2012 at 19:03 UTC ( #1010562=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to script not working

Putting the whole file into an array is wasteful of time and memory. What will happen if it is a 10 GB file?

You can do just as easy the following:

use Modern::Perl; use autodie; open my $file1, '<', './file1.txt'; <$file1>; my $secondline = <$file1>; my $fivefirstfile1= substr($secondline, 0, 5);
It is faster and uses less memory.


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