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Re^3: Epoch based parserby kcott (Abbot)
|on Aug 14, 2013 at 06:48 UTC||Need Help??|
"When I try to decode_json the entire file, it doesnt allow, as I believe decode_json looks for the braces to see if it finished. How can I parse multiline json from a file?"
With the sample input you posted, you can just read records as being delimited with "}\n" by setting the input record separator: $/ (see perlvar: Variables related to filehandles). You can then remove the embedded "\n" and "\n+" strings with s/\n[+]?//gm (see perlre if you're unfamiliar with that). Here's a modification of my original code that does this. [Note: you haven't supplied data that matches your original 12:15 or subsequent any:20 — I've made an additional change in order to get some output.]
"The file input would be something like: ..."
I doubt it!
That looks like you've just pasted it from the web page including the leading '+'s indicating text wrapping at 70 characters. Assuming that's right, you only need "s/\n//gm" for the regex.