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Re: Regex Question

by Ratazong (Monsignor)
on Jan 22, 2013 at 11:47 UTC ( #1014638=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Regex Question

The following could be a start:

$data =~ /^Subject.*\*\*(.*?)\*/; print "$1\n";
See here how it works.

HTH, Rata

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Re^2: Regex Question
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 22, 2013 at 15:10 UTC
    I think is good practice to always check "match" m// string. Incase, the match string fails, one can know.
      The link posted in Re^2 by AnonyMonk points to an elderly post which links to the (sorely outdated) docs here on-site.

      A better way to do this is [docs://perlre] which produces a link, perlre, (to the perlre page 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.

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