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dict

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fold

Performs string search and sets the position in filehandle fh to the first line with a key equal to or greater than key . Returns the new file position, or -1 in case of error. Takes the following arguments:

fh

Filehandle of the dictionary file.

key

Key to search for.

dict

If true, searches in dictionary order, considering only word characters and whitespace.

fold

If true, ignore case.











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