Print a picture record
Writes a formatted record (possibly multi-line) to the specified FILEHANDLE, using the
format associated with that file. By default the format for a file is the one having the same name as the filehandle,
but the format for the current output channel (see the select() function) may be set
explicitly by assigning the name of the format to the
Top of form processing is handled automatically: if there is insufficient room on the current page for the formatted
record, the page is advanced by writing a form feed, a special top-of-page format is used to format the new page
header, and then the record is written. By default the top-of-page format is the name of the filehandle with ``_TOP'' appended, but it may be dynamically set to the format of your choice by assigning the
name to the
$^ variable while the filehandle is selected. The number of lines remaining on the current
page is in variable
$-, which can be set to
0 to force a new page.
If FILEHANDLE is unspecified, output goes to the current default output channel, which
starts out as STDOUT but may be changed by the select() operator.
If the FILEHANDLE is an EXPR, then the expression is evaluated and
the resulting string is used to look up the name of the FILEHANDLE at run time. For more
on formats, see the perlform manpage.
Note that write is NOT the opposite of read(). Unfortunately.