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A bit of a stab in the dark without seeing a sample of your data files but, do you need to chomp off the line terminator from each $line? If the text you wish to match is in the middle of the $record then the line terminator at the end of the pattern means you will never succeed.

I hope my guess is close to the mark and that this is helpful.

Cheers,

JohnGG


In reply to Re: Why is the following instance of Matching using an array element not working by johngg
in thread Why is the following instance of Matching using an array element not working by MyJeweledPerls

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