in reply to Re^2: Regex Tool
in thread Regex Tool
Just for your interest:
Multiple ^ or $ anchors would be legal.
The /m modifier in combination with the /s modifier would match the intended behaviour.
/m: match over multiple lines
/s: . matches everything (even newlines)
Note that you would have to insert code to match any newline either by . or by \s. See example below.
my $text = <<"END";
a sample line
$text =~ /^item.*(^duhduh$)\s*foo$/sm;
print "\$1: '$1'\n"; # prints "$1: 'duhduh'"