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you can pretty much treat a file handle as a list of lines. Any old loop structure will do. I'm partial to foreach. The following code prints the first six lines of a file.
open(FILE,'<some_file.txt'); for((<FILE>)[0..5]){ print; }
Now lets say your special delimiter is a weird tie fighter thing like this :o:
We can slurp every line up to and including that like so.
open(FILE,'<some_file.txt') or die("cant open file: $!"); my $data; for(<FILE>){ if($_ !~ /:o:/){ $data .= $_; }else{ $data .= $_; last; } } close FILE;
Of course we should also check the first however many lines for the special character first to avoid slurping up the entire file if we dont find that character.

In reply to Re: Jumping out of a partially read file by thunders
in thread Jumping out of a partially read file by licking9Volts

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