>> man 1 split >> >> (esp. -l) > > That's probably the best option for a one-shot deal like this. On the > other hand, Perl itself provides the ability to go through a file one > line at a time, so you could just read a line, operate, write a line (to > a new file) as needed, over and over, until you get through the whole > file. > > The real problem would be reading the whole file into a variable (or even > multiple variables) at once.
This is what I am afraid of. Just out of curiosity, if I did try to read the entire file into a Perl variable all at once, would the box panic, or as the saying goes 'what could possibly go wrong'? Steve _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"