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small regex issue

by sg1234
on Oct 09, 2013 at 15:01 UTC ( #1057562=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
sg1234 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi there I copied some hotmail login script from around here but I'm having problems with these lines:
$html =~ /<form TARGET="_top" name="hotmail_com" action="([^"]*)"/;
s/<input type=hidden name="([^"]*)" value="([^"]*)">//

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Re: small regex issue
by RichardK (Parson) on Oct 09, 2013 at 15:11 UTC
Re: small regex issue
by keszler (Priest) on Oct 09, 2013 at 15:12 UTC
    It would help if you explained what problems you're having.

    If you're not understanding what =~ and s/// do, or what the parentheses are for, read perlretut.

    If the script is stopping with an error message, show us the script and the (exact) message.

    If none of the above helped, try How do I post a question effectively?.

Re: small regex issue
by NetWallah (Canon) on Oct 09, 2013 at 15:13 UTC
    You did not say what problem you are having,though this may help:
    my ($action)= $html =~ /<form TARGET="_top" name="hotmail_com" action= +"([^"]+)"/;

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