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This also removes the last line with SIL. This is not how i wanted

ReadBackwards() has to do strange things with tell, so a little extra work is involved. Try this version:

#! perl -slw use strict; use File::ReadBackwards; my $file = $ARGV[ 0 ]; tie *BW, 'File::ReadBackwards', $file; my $lastpos = -s( $file ); my $len = 0; while( <BW> ) { $len = length() +1; next unless length >1; last unless /SIL/; $lastpos = tell( BW ); } truncate $file, $lastpos + $len; close BW;

Note: You won't need the +1 in the  $len = length() +1; line if you are not on Windows.


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In reply to Re^3: removing lines that are in the end of a file by BrowserUk
in thread removing lines that are in the end of a file by bhargavkanakiya

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