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Asking for a value in Perl


The following Perl snippet is useful if you want to ask for a value from the user. The get_new_value function takes the variable name and a default value as parameter. These are printed on screen. The default value is used if no input is given. use strict; sub get_new_value { my($param_name, $param_current_value) = @_; print "$param_name [$param_current_value] :"; chomp(my $input=<stdin>); my $new_value = $input eq "" ? $param_current_value : $input; return $new_value; } my $var = get_new_value('VAR', $ENV{VAR});

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