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Re: Parsing multi-line records

by frankus (Priest)
on Dec 04, 2001 at 20:42 UTC ( #129362=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Parsing multi-line records

use $/=undef to slurp all the file into a string. Replace all \n with commas except for the 12th?

$/=undef; # Slurps all data in file. $_=<DATA>; # Put it in $_, convenient for regex. my $lines=0; # Line count $. might suffice and then the pre increme +nt can be dropped. my $records=11; # Number of lines in a record. s/\n/(',',"\n")[++$line%$records==0]/eg;# replaces all \n with commas +except the recordth. print $_;

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Brother Frankus.

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