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Welcome Mark.Allan,

If you loop on the file as:

my $string = ""; while ( <$IN> ) ## $IN needs to be open { chomp; if ( $_ eq "END" ) { $string = join ( " ", split " ", $string ); # $string =~ s/$other//g; ## In case you need to remove o +ther characters print $OUT "$string\n"; ## $OUT is open output file $string = ""; next; } $string .= $_; }

I know you didn't want code, but it was easier to type code then describe :-)

That special use of 'join' is in the Camel book (3rd edition) on page 154. It removes whitespace before and after the string, plus reduces multiple spaces to 1. I typed this in, so there may be some typos, but it should get you going, and remember to use 'use strict; use warning;' in your code.

Hope it helps.

"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin

In reply to Re: Parsing file and joining content into string by flexvault
in thread Parsing file and joining content into string by Mark.Allan

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