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u were right about that, silly me and yet, now i have an incredibly trivial problem. For some reason, when i leave it as printing to the command window, it spews out the exact stuff that i want, yet when i tell it to print to a filehandle, the file is empty afterwards... here's my code:
#! /usr/bin/perl print "File Location?"; my $data_file = <>; open(DATA, $data_file); my @list; while (<DATA>) { chomp; my (%hash, @rest); ($hash{first}, $hash{date}, @rest) = split(",", $_); for my $r (@rest) { my ($k, $v) = split(' ', $r, 2); $hash{$k} = $v; } push(@list, \%hash); }; my %seen; for (@list) { for (keys %$_) { $seen{$_}++ } }; delete $seen{first}; delete $seen{date}; my @allkeys = ('first', 'date', sort keys %seen); my @keys = (sort keys %seen); open(DATAOUT, ">1.temp"); while(<DATAOUT>) { for my $h (@list) { print DATAOUT join(",", $h->{first}, $h->{date}, map { $_." ".$h->{$_} } @keys), "\n"; } }

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