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in reply to Re^2: Using the DATA file handle for ARGV
in thread Using the DATA file handle for ARGV

This works for DATA, but not for an argument. The point of this trick, as I understood it, was to allow the program to use DATA if an argument was not passed.

use strict; use warnings; BEGIN { *ARGV = *DATA unless @ARGV } my $timestamp = <>; my ($year,$month,$day,$hour,$minute,$second) = ($timestamp =~ /(\d\d)(\d\d)(\d\d)(\d\d)(\d\d)(\d\d)/); printf "%s is %d seconds\n",$timestamp, ((($year * 365 + $day) * 24 + +$hour) * 60 + $minute) * 60 + $second; __DATA__ 620731142301
$: perl secsis.pl 620731142301 is 1957962181 seconds $: perl secsis.pl 131113135710 Can't open 131113135710: No such file or directory at secsis.pl line 5 +. Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at secsis.pl line 7. ...