in reply to Binary files

.= would work better so you're not overriding what you just read in.

However, you really want something like:

my $xlsfile = do { local $\; <XLSFILE>; };

Or, just disregard everything and go with File::Slurp. :-)

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Re^2: Binary files
by elusion (Curate) on Mar 16, 2005 at 15:42 UTC