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Re^3: header footer

by Eily (Priest)
on Mar 04, 2014 at 23:01 UTC ( #1076995=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: header footer
in thread header footer

Yeah, I just missed the multiple records in the same file. Mea culpa

Then you can do something like:

%length = (HDR => 5, FTR => 10); while(<DATA>) { while(/(HDR|FTR)/) # find either HDR or FTR { substr($_, $-[1], $length{$1}) = ''; # $-[1] is the position of +the first capture groups (parenthesis) } print; } __DATA__ HDR--Hello this is a test FTR-------Should there be text here? HDR--Tw +o records on the same line FTR------- HDR--and here an incomplete footer FTR--

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