in reply to Reading a file

Try this:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; open (FILE, "file.txt") or die "arrrrgh...$!\n"; while (<FILE>) { print; # pass to program here } close(FILE);
The reason you can do this is because while will read the file handle one line at a time. I am wondering what you mean by "passing it to another program." Could you just use a subroutine, or are you talking about a seperate utility?

Silicon Cowboy