Greetings Khen1950fx , and thank you for your reply.
That's good advice. But if I understand what you've offered, it would strip the BOM
(ByteOrderMarker) from the file(s). While that was probably the case somewhere in their
past. None of them appear to have one now.
Thank you again, for your response
my $perl_version = "5.12.4";
Khen1950fx is a troll , you should ignore him he doesn't understand your question he doesn't even try to understand your question he scans your posts for at most three keywords, and then copy/pastes some code related to those keywords virtually never has anything do with the question