Managing very large files

Chad Perrin perrin at
Thu Oct 4 10:40:38 PDT 2007

On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 02:58:22PM +0200, Heiko Wundram (Beenic) wrote:
> Am Donnerstag 04 Oktober 2007 14:43:31 schrieb Steve Bertrand:
> > Is there any way to accomplish this, preferably with the ability to
> > incrementally name each newly created file?
> man 1 split
> (esp. -l)

That's probably the best option for a one-shot deal like this.  On the
other hand, Perl itself provides the ability to go through a file one
line at a time, so you could just read a line, operate, write a line (to
a new file) as needed, over and over, until you get through the whole

The real problem would be reading the whole file into a variable (or even
multiple variables) at once.

CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ ]
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