Thanks Michael... you are correct on both accounts.  I actually made a 
mistake in my syntax that made me think it wasn't reading back in 
correctly.

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Thanks!
Bryan

Michael Libby wrote:
> Are you sure it's not marshaling correctly? What happens when you
> select that data back out and do Marshal::load ? The problem is more
> likely your Linux terminal software following instructions you didn't
> intend to give it.
> 
> In most Linux terminals, you can use the 'reset' command to recover
> when it gets garbled like this.
> 
> -Michael

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