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Re^2: Unsuccessful stat on file test

by spork (Monk)
on Mar 02, 2008 at 18:41 UTC ( [id://671520]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Just curious Corion...what makes chomp more fragile?

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Re^3: Unsuccessful stat on file test
by Corion (Patriarch) on Mar 02, 2008 at 18:43 UTC

    In my experience, any whitespace at the end of what should be a filename is extraneous.

    Often, files which list filenames come with Windows line endings (\x0D\x0A) and on Unix, chomp will only remove the \x0A, leaving remaining but erroneous whitespace.

      Make sense. I have never used chomp when the extra spaces were a factor in processing.

      Thanks for the tip.

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