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Tie::Handle::Offset(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation Tie::Handle::Offset(3)


Tie::Handle::Offset - Tied handle that hides the beginning of a file


version 0.004


  use Tie::Handle::Offset;
  tie *FH, 'Tie::Handle::Offset', "<", $filename, { offset => 20 };


This modules provides a file handle that hides the beginning of a file. After opening, the file is positioned at the offset location. seek() and tell() calls are modified to preserve the offset.

For example, tell($fh) will return 0, though the actual file position is at the offset. Likewise, "seek($fh,80,0)" will seek to 80 bytes from the offset instead of 80 bytes from the actual start of the file.


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Source Code

This is open source software. The code repository is available for public review and contribution under the terms of the license.


  git clone


David Golden <>


This software is Copyright (c) 2012 by David Golden.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Apache License, Version 2.0, January 2004
2019-04-03 perl v5.38.2