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Re: regex and delete

by The Perlman (Beadle)
on Jan 14, 2013 at 10:33 UTC ( #1013182=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to regex and delete

bla ...

depending on your textfile this can be indefinitely complex.

are parens ever nested?

is it always (L \d+ W \d+)?

If it's not a fix format I would try to match every parens-pair, and call a function with the match with /e modifier. s/\(.*?\)/kill_LW($&)/ge

- Ron

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Re^2: regex and delete
by freekngeek (Acolyte) on Jan 14, 2013 at 10:43 UTC
    It's a fix format and it's working now. Thank you for your solution, May be I'll try this some other time.
      > It's a fix format and it's working now.

      no it's not, chorobas solution will delete any "L " outside of parens too.

      if its really a fix format, use something like s/\(L (\d+) W (\d+)\)/($1 $2)/g

      Cheers Rolf

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