Jeff Kubina
and 1 contributors

NAME

File::Shuffle - Randomly shuffle the lines in a file.

SYNOPSIS

  use File::Temp qw(tempfile);
  use File::Shuffle qw(fileShuffle);
  use Data::Dump qw(dump);
  my ($handle, $inputFile) = tempfile();
  print $handle join("\n", 0..9, '');
  close $handle;
  fileShuffle (inputFile => $inputFile);
  open ($handle, '<', $inputFile);
  my @lines = <$handle>;
  close $handle;
  print @lines;

DESCRIPTION

File::Shuffle provides the routine fileShuffle to randomly shuffle the lines in a file.

SUBROUTINES

fileShuffle

The subroutine fileShuffle randomly shuffles the lines in a file with the following parameters:

inputFile
  inputFile => '...'

inputFile holds the path to the file whose lines are to be shuffled; if it does not exist or if it is not a file an exception is thrown.

outputFile
  outputFile => '...'

outputFile is the file the shuffled lines are to be written to, it may equal inputFile; the default is inputFile.

tempDirectory
  tempDirectory => File::Temp::tempdir()

tempDirectory is a temporary directory that intermediate files are written to if the inputFile is too large to shuffle using only internal memory; the default is set using File::Temp::tempdir().

encoding
  encoding => ''

encoding is the encoding to used when openning the input and output files; the default is the the system default of the Perl open function.

fileSizeBound
  fileSizeBound => 1000000

If the input file contains less than fileSizeBound bytes, the file will be shuffled entirely using internal memory, otherwise Sort::External is used to shuffle the lines in the file.

INSTALLATION

Use CPAN to install the module and all its prerequisites:

  perl -MCPAN -e shell
  cpan[1]> install File::Shuffle

BUGS

Please email bugs reports or feature requests to bug-file-shuffle@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=File-Shuffle. The author will be notified and you can be automatically notified of progress on the bug fix or feature request.

AUTHOR

 Jeff Kubina<jeff.kubina@gmail.com>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2009 Jeff Kubina. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.

KEYWORDS

file, permute, randomize, shuffle

SEE ALSO

Sort::External