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Remove new line characters

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Hi all

I have the following line of text in my script

$var = do {local $/; <$FILE>};#<-- slurp whole file in scalar

The problem i am having is that the input file is a pcl file and has new line characters in the middle of a line. When the perl script is evaluating each line it meets this new line character and outputs it onto a new line which affects the final print.

Can anyone tell me how to assign the text to the $var variable without evaluating the new line character?

Jan 16 '09 #1
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