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Re^2: Parsing a text file to get the location of the latest

by NetWallah (Abbot)
on Nov 03, 2012 at 04:47 UTC ( #1002074=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Parsing a text file to get the location of the latest
in thread Parsing a text file to get the location of the latest

This one-line does the job (With your current sample data):
perl -000 -ne '($l,$d)=m/Location:\s+(\S+).+BuildDate:\s+(\d.+\d)/s; ( +$lm,$ld)=($l,$d) if $d gt $ld and m/Approved/s}{print qq|$lm\n|' YOUR +-FILE-NAME.txt
Note1 - the Date compare logic is very weak - it simply does a textual compare.
Note2 - "Approved" verification is very weak.
This is a working sample - you can use it to build a more robust program.
Change single-quotes to double, if you use Window$.

Update: Oops - I had intended to respond to the original post - but got OGB's post instead. Sorry.

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[Corion]: I still have to see the Pet Shop Boys live before they stop touring at all
[marto]: yeah, I think that as a group creatively they're done. I can understand how it'd be hard to stop the process, album/tour, album/tour, if that's pretty much all you've ever done :)
[marto]: Corion yes I saw them Pandemonium_Tour
[Corion]: marto: Yeah, and I doubt that they'll ever get back to something like Violator/Songs of Faith and Devotion - it would either alienate their "regular" crowd, or be "too much Violator" ;)
LanX needs to see Freddy Mercury'
[Corion]: marto: Yeah, I have that on DVD even, and I missed them last year because I was in London at the time ironically ;)
[marto]: put me in the mood to listen to this now :)
[Corion]: LanX: Well, grab a shovel :)
[Corion]: Kraftwerk also are still touring (well, only Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider), but I'm too tight fisted to spend EUR 150+ for standing around two hours ;)
[Corion]: Oh. Queen have a new front man. Not really sure...

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