chuleto1 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Please monks you are my only hope:

This piece of code opens a file an dumps contents into array. I want to get rid of possible repeated lines of text. When I run the code, it substitutes repeated elements for only one instance. Yes this is what I want but I do not want the order of the elements to change. Current implementation does not keep correct order when I dump the unique lines into a new file. Please help!

open (FILE,"$tempfile5") || die "Cannot read from $tempfile5\n"; my %hsh; open (OUTF,">$tempfile6") || die "Cannot write to $tempfile6\n"; my @lines = <FILE>; undef @hsh{@lines}; my @lines2 = keys %hsh; foreach my $instance (@lines2) { print OUTF $instance; } close FILE; close OUTF;

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