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You could have a look at File::ReadBackwards, on CPAN.

It should do what you're looking for.

From the docs....

This module reads a file backwards line by line. It is simple to use, memory efficient and fast. It supports both an object and a tied handle interface.

It is intended for processing log and other similar text files which typically have their newest entries appended to them. By default files are assumed to be plain text and have a line ending appropriate to the OS. But you can set the input record separator string on a per file basis.

And an example...

use strict; use warnings; use File::ReadBackwards; tie *BW, 'File::ReadBackwards', 'log_file' or die "can't read 'log_file' $!" ; while( <BW> ) { # Do some stuff... }

HTH!


Dave


In reply to Re: Reading a file line-by-line from the bottom up by davido
in thread Reading a file line-by-line from the bottom up by fx

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