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You may also want to read up on how to use Arrays in perl. Information on this is available by typing "perldoc perlintro".
I would also recommend adding the following to the top of every program you write:
If you need assistance debugging pyour program, please show the content of the file "b.txt" (at least the first few lines).
It appears that you want to process a template with some data. An experienced programmer would use something like Template::Toolkit.
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