Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Think about Loose Coupling

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

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
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!

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://1038755]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others perusing the Monastery: (11)
As of 2016-06-30 14:40 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    My preferred method of making French fries (chips) is in a ...

    Results (396 votes). Check out past polls.