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Re: match across specified # of lines

by hbm (Hermit)
on Jun 13, 2013 at 14:43 UTC ( #1038755=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to match across specified # of lines

Make your dot-stars non-greedy, and use the 'm' modifier:

$_=" Blah junk .PP blah more stuff .PP boo razz "; print $1 if /^(\.PP.*?\n.*?\n\.PP)/m; #prints .PP blah more stuff .PP

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Re^2: match across specified # of lines
by bill b (Initiate) on Jun 13, 2013 at 14:50 UTC
    Thanks! That worked! I did have the m appended but forgot to type it. Your solution really helped a lot. Cheers!

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