Multi Line Regex Matches...by tj999 (Novice)
|on Sep 03, 2017 at 06:06 UTC||Need Help??|
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Hello Perl Monks!
I'm struggling with multi line matches, hoping someone can offer advice.
I have text files with data that looks like this:
I am trying to print the first three digits of the each line followed by the second three digits of the following line to my OUTFILE on a single line. So the output for the four lines above would be:
From what I've been reading I need to use the /s or /m modifier to match a newline. I've been trying to use /s to have "." match a newline. My code looks like this:
I have tried a few variations but so far nothing works for me. Any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated!