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Re^9: partial match between 2 files

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 27, 2012 at 07:49 UTC ( #1010464=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^8: partial match between 2 files
in thread partial match between 2 files

How can i ...

Write some code? STDIN is just a filehandle, readline from it

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Re^10: partial match between 2 files
by lakssreedhar (Acolyte) on Dec 27, 2012 at 08:42 UTC

    I need to print the word in the file which has the maximum partial match to the inputted if the inputted string is fallen and the file has words fal,fall,falle,the value to be printed is falle.The code below gives errors

    #!/usr/bin/perl-w use warnings; use strict; open my $fh1, '<', 'words' or die $!; my $a=$_; while (my $f1 = <$fh1> ) { chomp $f1; my $f2 = $a; chomp $f2; if($f2=~m/$f1/i){print"$f1\n";} }

      The code below gives errors

      Maybe you should figure out what they mean :/ use diagnostics

      The line my$a=$_; does nothing useful, since $_ is uninitialised. As Anonymous Monk says, you need to read from STDIN. For example:

      #! perl use strict; use warnings; print "Enter the target word: "; chomp(my $target = <STDIN>); my $in_file = 'words.txt'; open(my $in, '<', $in_file) or die "Cannot open file '$in_file' for re +ading: $!"; my @matches; while (<$in>) { chomp; push @matches, $_ if $target =~ /$_/i; } close $in or die "Cannot close file '$in_file': $!"; @matches = sort { length $a <=> length $b } @matches; print "The closest match is: ", $matches[-1], "\n";

      If the file “words.txt” contains:

      fal falle fall

      then, when “fallen” is entered from the keyboard, the output of the above script is:

      2:31 >perl Enter the target word: fallen The closest match is: falle 2:31 >

      Hope that helps,

      Update: Fixed error in sort: changed > to <=>. Also changed the order of words in the input file.

      Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,

        The code produces an error "Use of uninitialized value in print" when a word awiSayanA is compared with 2 words
        present in dictionary.Output is not produced.

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