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Re^6: Split output by tabs (not clear)

by perlnoobster (Sexton)
on Nov 13, 2012 at 10:10 UTC ( #1003583=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Split output by tabs (not clear)
in thread Split output by tabs

Sorry I meant, the original file (orders) has blank values in some columns, i'd like for them to be omitted from the results (orders_today.txt) i.e not printed, is that possible?


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Re^7: Split output by tabs (not clear)
by tobyink (Abbot) on Nov 13, 2012 at 10:19 UTC

    If you want to filter elements out of an array, use grep (see perlfunc). For example, to keep only strings which have a length of at least 1 character, you could use:

    my @strings = split "\t", $line; my @keep = grep { length($_) >= 0 } @strings;

    This can be made more concise:

    my @keep = grep { length($_) } split "\t", $line;

    Or even:

    my @keep = grep length, split "\t", $line;
    perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'

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