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Re^2: How best to strip text from a file?

by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 05, 2012 at 10:31 UTC ( #1002300=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: How best to strip text from a file?
in thread How best to strip text from a file?

I'm working on something similar, except the key/value pairs may span lines. e.g.
FOO: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do +eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim a +d minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut ali +quip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit +in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excep +teur sint occaecat cupidatat BAR: 2012
Is there a way to make perl "explain" what the regex is doing so I can adapt this to work with my data? Also is there a way to do this without using the smart matching feature? We use old perl, a change isn't possible right now.

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Re^3: How best to strip text from a file?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 05, 2012 at 10:54 UTC
    use re 'debug';

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[choroba]: I'm just repeating some else's words as I remembered them after having asked the same question
[choroba]: s/some/someone/
Discipulus what a pity all people do not speak only in eatalian..
[choroba]: we'd need video calls more often :)
[Discipulus]: i still suspect english has some logical 'curvature/ crookedness' that has and will have a big impact over programming
[Discipulus]: if you refere to gestures ++choroba
Discipulus still has problem with 'until' beyond simplest cases
[choroba]: ;-)
[Discipulus]: and larry studied natural languages too
[choroba]: Czechs have problems with unless

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