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Answer: How do I handle mid-line carriage returns in a flatfile database?

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Q&A > regular expressions > How do I handle mid-line carriage returns in a flatfile database? contributed by extremely

The best way is to stop using return to end database records. =) Set $/="\033\n"; and write records with that on the end of the record. Using a 2 char line terminator lets you have a nice return at the end for eyeballing the files and use a nasty binary character to make the end-of-line special versus your data.

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