This archive contains the distribution Text-ASCIIPipe
It contains a module for pushing/pulling text files to/from pipes (or whatever is behind a file handle), while processing them in a line-based manner. The separation of files is achieved through usage of ASCII control characters (which thusly shall not appear in your files by themselves).
Two example scripts pack/unpack a set of files into/from a pipe. This would be a funny way to copy two files using them:
asciipipe_in a b | asciipipe_out a.copy b.copy
Of course, the interesting part is what happens between those two example scripts.
To install this module, run the following commands:
perl Build.PL ./Build ./Build test ./Build install
After installing, you can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Thomas Orgis
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.