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Re: (nrd) removing all whitespace but newlines

by newrisedesigns (Curate)
on Jan 28, 2003 at 19:31 UTC ( #230700=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to removing all whitespace but newlines

Does each field have only A-Z0-9 characters?

If so,
$_ =~ /((\w{12})\n)/;
$1 = the 12 digit field plus the newline, while $2 = the 12 digit field without.

If you need other characters, you could use
$_ =~ /(([A-Za-z0-9\.\+\-]{12})\n)/;
To get alphanumerics and '.', '+', and '-'.

John J Reiser

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