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RE: Return the contents of a file

by turnstep (Parson)
on Apr 12, 2000 at 18:02 UTC ( #7382=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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    sub readfile {
      local $/="" unless wantarray;
      return open(FS, shift) ? <FS> : undef;
    }
    
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    defined($slurp = &readfile($file)) or die "Could not open $file: $!\n"
    +;
    print "Scalar 'slurp' now has ", length $slurp, " characters in it\n";
    defined(@slurp = &readfile($file)) or die "Could not open $file: $!\n"
    +;
    print "Array 'slurp' now has ", $#slurp, " elements in it.\n";
    

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