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Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am a total newby!
How would I go about populating an array from a flat file.
I have a file like this
eggsalad pickles eggs salad dressing sandwich bread meat tomato
I would like to put
eggsalad pickles eggs salad dressing

as a value in the array and
sandwich bread meat tomato
As another value. The problem is that I am to new to do this on my own. The actual file is hundreds of entries long with each entry separated by a whitespace line.There are other things that I need to do to each array ,but I think I can do the rest myself.Can someone please help me. Thank You