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-- Perl 5.10.0 documentation --
format
  • format

    Declare a picture format for use by the write function. For example:

        format Something =
    	Test: @<<<<<<<< @||||| @>>>>>
    	      $str,     $%,    '$' . int($num)
        .
        $str = "widget";
        $num = $cost/$quantity;
        $~ = 'Something';
        write;

    See perlform for many details and examples.