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Re: Newbie to PERL removing text from array

by Erez (Curate)
on Feb 14, 2012 at 12:19 UTC ( #953693=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Newbie to PERL removing text from array

This mainly depends on the file format. If you can be 100% sure that this, and only this is the way lines will be presented, then you can do the following:

my @output; foreach my $line (@lines) { my @split = split ' ', $line; #split by whitespace pop @split if $split[0] eq '*'; #getting rid of leading * $split[0] =~ s/\.//g #remove the dots from the element push @output, $split[0] . ' ' . $split[3]; }

Otherwise, you'll need to do a foreach on each of @split's elements, match them to a pattern and use those that you need.

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