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Re: file copy

by sh1tn (Priest)
on Nov 28, 2007 at 14:28 UTC ( #653539=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to file copy

If the source file is small you can use File::Slurp

use File::Slurp; my $file_src = shift; my $file_dst = shift; write_file($file_dst, {'binmode' => ':raw'}, read_file($file_src, {'bi +nmode' => ':raw'}));

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Re^2: file copy
by tirwhan (Abbot) on Nov 28, 2007 at 15:33 UTC

    Umm, what would be the point of that? File::Slurp

    • is not in core and will only work with Perl version 5.005+
    • seems to have issues with Unicode files as well as several unadressed bug reports
    • does not help with any platform issues
    • usage is just plain unintuitive for a maintenance programmer in this case

    I'm not trying to knock File::Slurp, it's probably good at what it does (though the numerous, long-running bug reports would give me pause), but what possible reason (other than obfuscation) would you have for using it in this case?

    All dogma is stupid.

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[Cosmic37]: greetings earthlings please can someone improve my pathetic perl knowledge
[Cosmic37]: I have 2 files each with datetime and other data in unknown order and I want to find rows from both files matching by datetime and output them combined/ concatenated
[Corion]: Sure
[Corion]: Do you have any specific interests or general Perl knowledge?
[Cosmic37]: should I slurp? should I grep? Noble Lords I wish you good karma and beg your advice
[Corion]: Cosmic37: Ah, see perlfaq4, about How do I compute the intersection of two arrays

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