nl2br in Perl? - Need to format output and add newlines


I am outputting a longtext field from my db to html.  I need to show line breaks as the output is one continuous string.

I know in PHP you can use nl2br which adds <br> however I cant find a function in Perl to do this.

Please help.
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In perl you do it with power of regex string replacement

$longTextFile =~ s/n/<br>/g;

Here longTextFile is the scalar containing your output.

sorry missed a slash...

$longTextFile =~ s/\n/<br>/g;

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Store each line in a variable and add <br> at the end using regular expression

now print each line in a HTML file
mhouldridgeAuthor Commented:

Thanks for the comments.  How would I store each line as a variable from a longtext field within a database.  I could understand how this would be done from a text file, reading line by line, but I dont understand how I would read a line of a longtext field?
mhouldridgeAuthor Commented:
Sorted now. thanks!
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