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It looks to me like you may have your logic backwards. For any list of with more than one name, it will always print "not valid". I suspect that you meant something like
if input_name is in list: print "valid" else: print "not valid" This could be implemented with the following code: if (grep(/^$input$/, @names) { print "Valid\n"; } else { print "Not valid\n"; }
There are a number of other areas that could be cleaned up. For example, you probably should read the list of valid names before getting your name to test. A little more consistency in your use of brackets would also make your code easier to figure out (both for you and for us.)

In reply to Re: reading from file. by ramlight
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