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Re: Why can't I open a file for writing?

by Perlbotics (Chancellor)
on Jan 12, 2018 at 21:42 UTC ( #1207169=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Why can't I open a file for writing?

Perhaps the bitwise or (|)?

open NEWFILE, '>', "$dir/subdirectory/$outputfile" | die "Can't open + $dir/subdirectory/$output here-^
Try or or || instead.

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Re^2: Why can't I open a file for writing?
by tdilling (Initiate) on Jan 12, 2018 at 21:46 UTC

    Arrrgh! That fixed it. That's what happens when you stare at the same line of code for too long... LOL

      If you use || instead of or then you need parentheses for the open function:

      open( NEWFILE, '>', "$dir/subdirectory/$outputfile" ) || die "Can't +open $dir/subdirectory/$output

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