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Re^2: Reopen file when contents changed?

by blazar (Canon)
on Jun 07, 2005 at 14:05 UTC ( #464308=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Reopen file when contents changed?
in thread Reopen file when contents changed?

sub first_line_from_file { my $fn = shift; open my $file, "<", $fn or die "unable to open file $fn"; <$file> }
To return the first line I'd say
scalar <$file>;
(The semicolon is cosmetic. But I consider it good style)

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