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Re^2: Parsing a text file to get the location of the latest

by NetWallah (Abbot)
on Nov 03, 2012 at 04:47 UTC ( #1002074=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Parsing a text file to get the location of the latest
in thread Parsing a text file to get the location of the latest

This one-line does the job (With your current sample data):

perl -000 -ne '($l,$d)=m/Location:\s+(\S+).+BuildDate:\s+(\d.+\d)/s; ( +$lm,$ld)=($l,$d) if $d gt $ld and m/Approved/s}{print qq|$lm\n|' YOUR +-FILE-NAME.txt
Note1 - the Date compare logic is very weak - it simply does a textual compare.
Note2 - "Approved" verification is very weak.
This is a working sample - you can use it to build a more robust program.
Change single-quotes to double, if you use Window$.

Update: Oops - I had intended to respond to the original post - but got OGB's post instead. Sorry.

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