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Answer: How do I find the Nth occurrence of a pattern?

by poolpi (Hermit)
on Oct 26, 2012 at 14:32 UTC ( #1001091=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > regular expressions > How do I find the Nth occurrence of a pattern? - Answer contributed by poolpi

With split

my $string = "12 34 56 78 90 98 76 54 32 10"; my $n = 3; print+ (split( /[^\d+]/, $string))[$n-1]; # output => 56 my $string ='abcabbcabbbbcabcabbcab'; my $n = 3; print+ (split( /[^(?:ab+)]/, $string ))[$n-1]; # output => abbbb

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