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Can't use string ("00000140") as a symbol ref while "strict refs" in use at ./ line 26, <$FH> line 6.

The code you posted doesn't produce this error message, it most likely stems from an earlier version of your program, in which you e.g. used $OUT overall instead of $NEW. In this case, in line 26, you would be trying to use a string as a filehandle.

Are you sure that your "mrule" tokens are grouped? If after mrule=150 some line containing mrule=140 is found further down in the source file, you overwrite the file 00000140.log with that line.

To avoid that, open a file for every mrule token and store the open filehandles in a hash:

my %fh; while ( my $line = <$FH> ) { if ( $line =~ /mrule=([0-9]+)/){ my $mrule = sprintf("%08d.log", $1); if ( ! $fh{$mrule} ) { open my $fh, '>', $mrule or die "Can't write to '$mrule': +$!\n"; $fh{$mrule} = $fh; } print {$fh{$mrule}} $line; } } close $fh{$_} for keys %fh; # close all files

Note the extra braces in the print statement around $fh{$mrule}. These are necessary to disambiguate $fh{$mrule} as being a filehandle rather than part of the LIST for print.

perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'

In reply to Re: Splitting a large file into smaller files according to indexes by shmem
in thread Splitting a large file into smaller files according to indexes by cryptoperl

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