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Posted on 1999-01-12
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really simple problem.

I have a text file that contains a line of text followed by a /n character.

I want to open this file, and store the line of text into a variable without the /n character

Example:

     open (FP, "<$questionFile");
      $theQuestion = ????
     close (FP);

how do I store the contents of the file (one line of text) into the variable $theQuestion above without the /n character being stored in the variable?

thanks!!!
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$theQuestion = <FP>;
chop $theQuestion ;
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by:ozo
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chomp would be safer, only removing the record separator if it's there.
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by:ahoffmann
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ozo is right
(I really should switch over to 5.00x instead of using 4.036 :)
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