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Re: Not Matching String is Matching

by cchampion (Curate)
on Aug 16, 2003 at 15:20 UTC ( #284337=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Not Matching String is Matching

Mr. Muskrat has found the immediate solution. For your next attempt, let me suggest some improvement in your code, so that it becomes more readable and easier to maintain.

my @ips = (qw( )); my $ignore = join "|", @ips; while (<FILE>){ print unless /$ignore/; } # ----------------------- sub ignore { my $ip = shift; for (@ips) { return 1 if $ip =~ $_ } return 0; } while (<FILE>) { print unless ignore($_) }

The first method creates a regular expression from an array. You can add to an array (or delete) much easier than editing such a complicated regex.

The second example uses a subroutine that, depending on the number of your IPs to ignore, can be much quicker than a regex with alternation.


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Re: Re: Not Matching String is Matching
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Aug 17, 2003 at 09:02 UTC
    Read `perldoc -f quotemeta', it's kind of important (especially since . matches any character -- I am aware that the incoming ip may be a valid ip or whatnot, but the lesson here is that you're dealing with patterns, intentionally or not).

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