in reply to Corrector

Save yourself effort and use one of the "Slurp" modules, given that Perl 6 is to support even smarter things. These let you read all file content into a single variable. Less code to go wrong. Thus, one fragment might read:
use File::Slurp: # get one file here, as $file my($bakfile, $file, $text); # maybe set up file renaming with something like this... ($bakfile = $file ) =~ s/\.([^.]+)$/\.bak/; # then, the main bit $text = read_file($file); $text =~ s/this/that/smg; rename($file, $bakfile); write_file($file, $text);
Another possible version something like:
use Perl6::Slurp; #<= only handles input at present use File::Slurp; # permits writing. # and then.... .... $text = slurp($file); $text =~ s/$this/$that/smg; ... with renaming here ? (see above). write_file($file, $text);
And BTW do you really need that chomp and/or intend to remove newlines?

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Re^2: Corrector
by gok8000 (Scribe) on Dec 28, 2008 at 15:49 UTC

    Thank you for the suggestion.

    The commented chomp was left in the source for a possible future use, but at present newlines are not removed.