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Find, Increment and Replace Number @ Line?

Find, Increment and Replace Number @ Line?

Find, Increment and Replace Number @ Line?

Hi all,
I'm trying to solve a problem where I need to read a number from an existing list (variable is preset), at a particular line, increment by one, and then write back to the list. Specifically, I have a text description file for each downloadable ZIP file from my page. The text includes author name, description, etc., and I would like to reference a number in the last line of the file.
The list looks something like the following:
Win Paint Utility
Joe Schmoe
Here's a great file for to download. Features include 4-on-the-floor, chrome makeshifts, tele-tubbies and more!
The last line is the number of downloads. The problem is, I've only been able to get the counter to work if:
1) It's at the begining of the file
2) Has trailing spaces (to prevent line-2 from jumping up)
I'm currently messing with the following code, as I found it to be a close match to what I need:
if (-w 'test.txt') {
open(COUNTER, "+< test.txt") || "Die Message!\n";
$count = <COUNTER>;    #read the current value.
$count++;#increment it by one.
seek(COUNTER, 0, 0);    #rewind the file.
print COUNTER $count;    #write the new value to the file.
close COUNTER;
Any help would be most appreciated.
Marc - simracing_marc@yahoo.com

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