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Re^2: Parenthesis grouping into regexes.
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Labelling groups (with (?pattern) regex) showed me what was happening. It is all clear now.
Many thanks to everyone, specially BillKSmith!
I was having a trouble when using $1, $2... because I didn't know they exact behaviour.
The problem I had was with the parenthesis inside $ip4 regex, causing $2 to have an ip address,
$3 had the match inside the parenthesis in $ip4, and the prefix I expected put into $4:
# Example of my debug output:
line = '*> 220.127.116.11/21 18.104.22.168 0 200'
matches: $1:'*> ' $2:'22.214.171.124' $3: '16.' $4:'/21'
Now I understand how $1, $2, $3... are set.
Thank you all, Monks! =D