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Re: Simple regular expression that isn't simple

by mickeyn (Priest)
on Feb 28, 2006 at 15:40 UTC ( #533386=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Simple regular expression that isn't simple

you should try something simpler (untested):
$seqs =~ /^(>.*)>/ms

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Re^2: Simple regular expression that isn't simple
by QM (Parson) on Feb 28, 2006 at 18:10 UTC
    $seqs =~ /^(>.*)>/ms
    This will grab everything from the start of the string (assuming the string starts with >, upto but not including the last >.

    While technically correct, reading between the lines the OP probably wants to grab the data in chunks that start with >. (Otherwise, substr would have been a better choice, no?).

    You have to make the * non-greedy. Better to just use a negated character class...

    I see that davorg's suggestion is what I was heading for..

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