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Re^2: Matching against list of patterns

by Schuk (Pilgrim)
on Nov 17, 2004 at 12:42 UTC ( #408382=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Matching against list of patterns
in thread Matching against list of patterns

To get the matched pattern matched text you can simply do:

my $pattern = join '|', map "($_)", @patterns; ... if ($line =~ /($pattern)/i) { print "matched $1\n"; }
But be carefull if you want to get another matched text in this line. Somewhat it eats up all $1,$2,$3. Use $+ to get the last matched text of the line.


Edit: Sorry HV I should learn to read more carefully.

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Re^3: Matching against list of patterns
by hv (Parson) on Nov 18, 2004 at 13:07 UTC

    That shows you what text matched, not which pattern matched it.

    There's nothing wrong with it as a way of finding out what text matched, but in the node you replied to I was specifically trying to address this aspect of the root node: the whole point of this excercise is to figure out WHICH regexp matched.


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