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Dec 8, 2010, 6:00 AM

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Simple perl prob... Can't Post

Hello guys!
New kid in town needs help.
How can i display a part, per example 15 characters, of a file??


Dec 8, 2010, 9:23 AM

Post #2 of 3 (4803 views)
Re: [2wheeler] Simple perl prob... [In reply to] Can't Post

perldoc perlopentut
perldoc -f open
perldoc perlop and search for /I\/O Operators/
perldoc -f close
perldoc -f substr


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Dec 9, 2010, 1:56 AM

Post #3 of 3 (4796 views)
Re: [2wheeler] Simple perl prob... [In reply to] Can't Post

If the file is "reasonably" small and a text file, read it in slurp mode ( and use substr to extract the 15 characters you are interested in.

An alternative is to open the file and use seek to position the file pointer to a specific position, and start reading from there the next 15 bytes using sysread.


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