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Re^2: Comparing 2 arrays but ignoring certain patterns
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I don't understand, especially where you say
... @removelist may contain more than one word such as:
The string 'ctahci_sip11cs_devslp_deto_exp:50:seed' doesn't look like anything appearing in the @removelist array in your OPed example code. Can you give an example of data for which NetWallah's code fails?