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Perl Parse a file with | as dilimeter

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I am having the hardest time parsting a plain file that is useing | as the delimeter.  I would really like to change the delimetere from | to ^ but i do not have that option.

@item = split(/|/, $line);

is not working :-/

what am i doing wrong?
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Question by:dexter_modem
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ericl1st earned 200 total points
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The character | is a special character and must be escpaed in regular expressions. Change your line to this and it should work:

@item = split(/\|/, $line);

Cheers!
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by:dexter_modem
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Thank you so much.. that was holding me up for a good 20 mins...
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