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Re: Pattern Match/Trim Variables.

by enoch (Chaplain)
on Feb 17, 2003 at 20:10 UTC ( #236094=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Pattern Match/Trim Variables.

You can replace those 4 substition with one transliteration.
$line =~ tr/\t\n\r"/\x09\x0A\x0D'/;
And, then, since the date format is fixed, just match up until the period.
$line =~ s{ ( # start capturing into $1 [\d|/|\s|:]+ # match digits, # forward slashes, spaces, # or colons 1 or more times ) \. # stop capturing into $1 # when you hit a period \d\d\d} # match three more digits {$1}x; # replace it all w/ $1


edit: removed the ig options from the tr because they are not necessary (and not even valid) options.
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