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by gods
on Feb 11, 2000 at 00:06 UTC ( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
When reading text of an unknown source that is likely to mix line endings (I find this in the html source of quite a few websites and in WinNT error messages), I tend to preprocess with "tr/\15\12/\n/s;" and then carry on as if nothing was amiss. This does, however, depend _entirely_ on what you want to do with the rest of the data. To demonstrate its usefulness...
#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use Data::Dumper; $Data::Dumper::Useqq = 1; my $text; my @e = ("\012", "\015", "\012\015", "\015\012"); $text .= "this is the line ". ($_ + 1) . $e[$_] for (0..$#e); print "Before: ". Dumper $text; $text =~ tr/\15\12/\n/s; print "After: ". Dumper $text;
Good luck.

In reply to Re: Newlines: reading files that were created on other platforms by msemtd
in thread Newlines: reading files that were created on other platforms by bobf

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