in reply to Newbie Q re: Undefined Value and "only used once" warnings

As sporty pointed out, Perl is very much so case sensitive! my is a built-in Perl function, whereas My doesn't have any special meaning, so Perl assumes that it's a custom method which you've neglected to include the code for.

As for warnings, if you really want to get rid of all warnings, then add  no warnings; at the beginning of your code. Of course, if you have warnings turned off and are having problems, you're not likely to find a sympathetic crowd here at the Monastery. :)

- - arden.