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Re: Edit huge file

by zork42 (Monk)
on Jun 19, 2013 at 15:44 UTC ( #1039794=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Edit huge file

rjt + BrowserUk : what is the 'l' doing in your one-liners that start with:

perl -nle"..."
?
I've read the perlrun documentation but I'm not really much wiser.


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Re^2: Edit huge file
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jun 19, 2013 at 16:30 UTC
    what is the 'l' doing in your one-liners that start with: perl -nle"..."

    Literally, it autochomps input and auto-appends $\ for print statements.

    Generically, it is useful when using print as it avoids having to append "\n". Also, when comparing with literals, the autochomping avoids having to add the "\n" into the literals.

    In the specific case of my one-liner in this thread, it is redundant and actually slows the solution down by ~20%. So good catch++.


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