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Re^2: How regex works here?

by nagalenoj (Friar)
on Apr 08, 2009 at 05:38 UTC ( #756234=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: How regex works here?
in thread How regex works here?

yeeeah..! Fine.. I understood.,

So the problem is not with the matching and with the substitution.


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Re^3: How regex works here?
by bart (Canon) on Apr 08, 2009 at 09:01 UTC

    There's no need at all to change the original string to extract the data you want. All you need is to match it.

    if($line =~ /^(\S+\s+\S+)/) { $match = $1; }
    or even simpler:
    ($match) = $line =~ /^(\S+\s+\S+)/;
    Note that for the latter, the assignment must be in list context, not scalar context; that's what the parens around the variable on the left hand side are for.

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