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Using the -p option on the command line
Topicalization and Special Variables example from a Well House Consultants training course
More on Topicalization and Special Variables [link]

This example is described in the following article(s):
   • Flurinci knows Raby Lae PHP and Jeve - [link]

Source code: perltodiamond Module: P210
#!/usr/bin/perl -p

=head1 Using the -p option on the command line

Perl's -p command line option adds an implicit
loop around your program, with each line being
read in turn from the file named on the command
line into $_ (the default input and pattern
matching space) and then, after the code has been
run, printing out $_.

In this example, we're changing all Perls to
Diamonds, then moving all vowels one vowel up the
alphabet ...




File started like this:

antonia Perl XML PHP Knitting MySQL
barbara Tcl/Tk Lua Ruby Java
cherry Perl Java Ruby MySQL
delia XML PHP Java Lua
ethel MySQL Perl Tcl/Tk Lua
florence Ruby Lua PHP Java
gloria XML Perl Tcl/Tk MySQL
hazel PHP Python Perl Ruby Lua
iris Perl MySQL Java Tcl/Tk

Results like this:

entunoe Doemund XML PHP Knottong MySQL
berbere Tcl/Tk Lae Raby Jeve
chirry Doemund Jeve Raby MySQL
diloe XML PHP Jeve Lae
ithil MySQL Doemund Tcl/Tk Lae
flurinci Raby Lae PHP Jeve
gluroe XML Doemund Tcl/Tk MySQL
hezil PHP Pythun Doemund Raby Lae
oros Doemund MySQL Jeve Tcl/Tk

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 * Perl Programming
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