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Hmmmm. Thought I was going to agree with ikegami (or, at least ++ the parent)...
but for some unknown reason, decided to check (with a little elaboration)... and got this surprise:

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; # from thread 770979 my $discard ="|"; $discard .= <DATA> for 1 .. 2; print " " . "-" x19 . "\n \$discard: $discard\n" ." " . "-" x19 . "\n" +; print while <DATA>; =head OUTPUT: ------------------- $discard: |Header 1 Header 2 ------------------- Data 1 Data 2 Data 3 =cut __END__ Header 1 Header 2 Data 1 Data 2 Data 3

Now, yes, for real-world tasks, there's no need to stick the skipped lines into a $var, but johngg's reply to citromatik reflects a mindset I frequently favor, too, when responding to what appears to be either a newbie question or one that could have been answered with a bit of searching (i.e." ?node_id=3989;BIT=skip%2C%20first%20line%2C%20file;BIS=%20%2C).

In reply to Re^3: skipping the first line of a file: "s not valid Perl." by ww
in thread skipping the first line of a file by Angharad

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