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Did you try the answer you got over at StackOverflow

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To answer your question, seek requires a file handle as its first argument. Note how the seek call has $fh (a file handle) as its first argument, and not the file name (copy/pasted from SO, comments mine):

use strict; use warnings; my $offset = 1; # create a file handle from the file name open my $fh, '<', 'DCMFReport.txt' or die $!; # call seek, with the new file handle we just created seek $fh, $offset, 0 or die "Report seek error, offset:$offset - $!";

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In reply to Re: perl not going to error path by stevieb
in thread perl not going to error path by gupr1980

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