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This looks like homework, so here are some hints.

(keys %hash) is a list of the keys for %hash. The scalar assignment $input = (keys %hash) puts the number of keys into $input (which is probably not what you want to do). OTOH, to compare $input to each of the keys, you need to loop through the keys, comparing $input to each key. Since the keys (and the user input) are strings, you use eq to do the comparison.

Updated: Scrub the stupidity; no need to check everything; this is a hash, after all.


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in thread the if statement by kwn

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