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regex matching multiple line text

by budik_je_vypnuty (Initiate)
on Mar 06, 2013 at 16:09 UTC ( #1022025=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
budik_je_vypnuty has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Dear holy monks, I have a *.h file with C function declarations like this:

const char main ( int foo, char abc)

I tried to match all of them with this regex:

@all_functions = ( $hole_h_file =~ m/^ *[\w ]+\s*\*?\s*[\w]+\s*\(?[\w +\*;,.]+\s*\)/mg );

But that doesnt seems to work :/ How to improve my regex?

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Re: regex matching multiple line text (C::Scan)
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 06, 2013 at 16:29 UTC
Re: regex matching multiple line text
by tmharish (Friar) on Mar 06, 2013 at 16:55 UTC

    Use the /s modifier to match across lines

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