outputting blank lines via the write command 
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 outputting blank lines via the write command


I'd like to be able to print out a variable block of text using the write
command. I'm using the following test code and format definition:

$file = "data";
open(FILE1, $file) || die "Cannot open file \"$file\"";

while (<FILE1>) {
    $line .= $_;


#print $line;       # this does the right thing!

format =

Given the input data:

this is line 1

this is line 3

this is line 5

the above script outputs:

this is line 1  this is
line 3  this is line 5

The problem is that i've lost the blank lines in the output!!

Does anyone know how i can make the output to include the blank lines
using the variable length record format definition ?

Also, the output didn't break the lines on the "\n" character as i expected
it to.

Thanks in advance.


Sun, 17 Jan 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
 [ 1 post ] 

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