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Tim, I suggest looping through the file yourself in any case, its fairly simple: and using tr/// instead of s/// is an improvement.

open(OLD,'<','large_file.txt') or die "$!";#open old file my @old_file_contents = <OLD>; close(OLD); open(NEW,'>','test.txt') or die "$!";#open new file foreach my $line(@old_file_contents){ $line =~ tr/\t//d; #delete tabs print NEW $line; #print line to new file } close(NEW);

UPDATE: I see your replacing them with a space, so maybe just try

$s =~ tr/\t/ /;

In reply to Re: Windows 7 Remove Tabs Out of Memory by Rudolf
in thread Windows 7 Remove Tabs Out of Memory by tallums

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