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The following could be a start:
$data =~ /^Subject.*\*\*(.*?)\*/;
A better way to do this is [docs://perlre] which produces a link, perlre, (to the perlre page http://perldoc.perl.org/) and the current docs.
Though, I suppose, if directing one's suggestions to someone who hasn't updated/upgraded his or her installed Perl since 1999, the Monastery docs might be more appropriate.
A Programming Language, 1962
Programming the 1900 series in COBOL, 1974
Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs, 1976
The C Programming Language, 1978
System V - Interface definition, 1986
Z80 Assembly Language Programming, 1979
TheSOURCE User's Manual, 1979
The C Primer, 1983
Interactive Fortran 77, A Hands on Approach, 1984
Perl.1 man page, 1991
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