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Perl Regex

by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 15, 2012 at 05:16 UTC ( #1003931=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hiya Monks, I have a doubt regarding perl regex, Pls can you look into this,

$string = "/qwjhj/sdvbb/vuvs/tryt3687fbhvh/vv1vh/382411" $string = "/qwj23hj/sdx4vbb/vu6vs/tryvh/vv1sdfvh/382412" $string = "/qwjhj/sdvbb/vuvs/t3687fbhvh/vv1/123v1vh/382413" $string = "/qwj35hj/sd3vbb/vuf3vs/tr334tg3vh/vv1c45vh/382414"

I need to extract the last numbers(382411 or 382412 or 382413 ...) in each string. Can you pls suggest me a way to do this.

If my question is too basic, I am sorry, I am not a programmer. :), Thanks to all.

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Re: Perl Regex
by Kenosis (Priest) on Nov 15, 2012 at 05:25 UTC

    Here's an option:

    use strict; use warnings; my $string = "/qwjhj/sdvbb/vuvs/tryt3687fbhvh/vv1vh/382411"; my ($number) = $string =~ /(\d+)$/; print $number;




    my ($number) = $string =~ /(\d+)$/; ^ ^ ^^ | | || | | |+ - End of the string | | + - End capture | + - One or more digits + - Begin capture
Re: Perl Regex
by rovf (Priest) on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:10 UTC

    use File::Basename qw(basename); .... my $last_part_in_string=basename($string);
    Depending on how you see it, you might call this an abuse, or an innovative usage of basename...

    Ronald Fischer <>

      :-) I had almost posted a similar version. There is still room for File::Spec::Unix.

Re: Perl Regex
by roboticus (Chancellor) on Nov 15, 2012 at 11:45 UTC

    There are many ways to skin a cat. Another one is:

    $ perl Number is: 382411 Number is: 382412 Number is: 382413 Number is: 382414 $ cat #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use Data::Dumper; for my $string ( "/qwjhj/sdvbb/vuvs/tryt3687fbhvh/vv1vh/382411", "/qwj23hj/sdx4vbb/vu6vs/tryvh/vv1sdfvh/382412", "/qwjhj/sdvbb/vuvs/t3687fbhvh/vv1/123v1vh/382413", "/qwj35hj/sd3vbb/vuf3vs/tr334tg3vh/vv1c45vh/382414" ) { my @temp = split /\//, $string; print "Number is: $temp[-1]\n"; }


    Cats are rather flighty in this neighborhood. I wonder why?

Re: Perl Regex
by choroba (Chancellor) on Nov 15, 2012 at 08:06 UTC
    #!/usr/bin/perl use warnings; use strict; my @strings = ("/qwjhj/sdvbb/vuvs/tryt3687fbhvh/vv1vh/382411", "/qwj23hj/sdx4vbb/vu6vs/tryvh/vv1sdfvh/382412", "/qwjhj/sdvbb/vuvs/t3687fbhvh/vv1/123v1vh/382413", "/qwj35hj/sd3vbb/vuf3vs/tr334tg3vh/vv1c45vh/382414", ); for (@strings) { print scalar reverse ((reverse $_) =~ /([0-9]+)/), "\n"; }
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Re: Find number at string end
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 15, 2012 at 05:58 UTC
    use v5.10.0; use strict; my $n; for my $s ( '/p/q/38948394' , 'b/62837893' , '/a/p/djo' , '/743339' ) { $s =~ m{/ (?<d>[0-9]+) $}x and $n = $+{d}, say "number: $n"; } __END__ number: 38948394 number: 62837893 number: 743339

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