$- is the number of lines left to print for the default file handle. Does resetting it change anything? $=, on the other hand, is the current page length for the default file handle. You could try setting $= to something absolutely massive (5000?) depending on the data. You would need to know and understand the data to come up with a suitable value. Have tried setting it to undef? Just a (dangerous) thought.
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