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Well, that does tell us that you're not chomping the input, which you should be doing. chomp @array; would take care of that problem. What it doesn't show me is how the following would fail:

my @array = ( 'sn ThisUser', 'mail: ThisUser@somewhere.com', 'cn: This User', 'uid: MyUID', ); foreach my $line ( @array ) { if( $line =~ m/^mail:\s+([\S]+)/ ) { print "$1\n"; } }

It doesn't fail on my system, which leads me to believe that the problem is in a portion of your code that we're not seeing, or in your data-set. If your data-set looks clean, we're back to the portion of the code that we haven't been shown.


Dave


In reply to Re^7: Problem with ampersand and regex by davido
in thread Problem with ampersand and regex by Anonymous Monk

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