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Re: $/ usage

by ww (Bishop)
on Jan 02, 2013 at 21:38 UTC( #1011356=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to $/ usage

I can think of only two reasons why you "can't do this from the commandline" - one is that the file name you're supplying does NOT exist or does not exist where you think it does -- is, in the directory from which you're executing your code.

The other is that you're on a windows box and need to fix your quotes.

List.txt for use with 1011347 server1 ipaddress server2 ipaddress server3 ipaddress D:\> perl -E "undef $/; $text=<>; print $text; $/=\"\n\";" List.txt

Works for me (the oneliner is as revised for use on the windows box most readily available):

D:\>perl -E "undef $/; $text=<>; print $text; $/=\"\n\";" List.txt

Source file as output by code above

List.txt for use with 1011347 server1 ipaddress server2 ipaddress server3 ipaddress D:\> perl -E "undef $/; $text=<>; print $text; $/=\"\n\";" List.txt D:\>

Or, I suppose, a third possible cause of failure would amount to both the above.   :)

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