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by cburger (Acolyte)
on Jan 26, 2011 at 00:27 UTC ( #884258=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
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hi I have a question:

I am trying to write a regular expression where I am matching every word/sign across new line characters, so I need an expression which combined .* and \n\s but all combinations I tried so far did not work. Help would be very appreciated.

$/=">"; while(<F>) { if ($_=~/\<word1\>(.*)\<word2\>/) { $g=$1; } close(F);

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Re: regular expression
by jethro (Monsignor) on Jan 26, 2011 at 00:41 UTC

    You need the s modifier, i.e. /.../s, so that '.' in your regular expression also matches \n

      thanks jethro it works now!

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by Anonymous Monk on Jan 26, 2011 at 00:41 UTC

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