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Greetings,
I am not a perl expert by any means.
I have this line of code that reads lines in a file:

%s fs -cat %s | perl -pe 's/\t/,/g' > %s

I want to say that -pe and the string behind it talks about delimiters?

If I wanted to write this line twice, once with tab-only and once with comma-only delimiters,
how do I do it?
Thanks
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perl -MO=Deparse  -pe 's/\t/,/g'
LINE: while (defined($_ = <ARGV>)) {
    s/\t/,/g;
}
continue {
    die "-p destination: $!\n" unless print $_;
}

s/\t/,/g  Searches for tab and replaces it with , /g means match globally, i.e., find all occurrences.

If instead you want to change , to tab, you can do s/,/\t/g
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Thanks much.
This got me where I needed to go.

Most appreciated.
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