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Re: Print last line in a file

by nehlwyn (Acolyte)
on Aug 22, 2001 at 05:48 UTC ( #106860=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Print last line in a file

Greetings fellow monk ,

You've had several good answers so i had this alternative just for fun and to point at one of the Perl mottos : TIMTOWTDI !!!

Using the same idea to quickly read all the lines but with using the special array @_

open (FILE,"your file"); @_=<FILE>; close(FILE); print pop;

There you go ...

the little one

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Re (tilly) 2: Print last line in a file
by tilly (Archbishop) on Aug 22, 2001 at 06:22 UTC
    Your open should have an error check as described in perlstyle.

    This is usually done explicitly, but the various shortcuts do so as well. For instance try this:

    @ARGV="your_file"; print((<>)[-1]);
    BTW I really did need both pairs of parens.

      Greetings fellow monk,

      You're dammmn right , sir ... 'was a bit hasty of me ... But fortun'ly , 'had a fellow monk to DWIM(eant) ...;-)

      the little one.

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