|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Parsing file and joining content into stringby Mark.Allan (Sexton)
|on Jan 15, 2013 at 18:06 UTC||Need Help??|
Mark.Allan has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am not asking for anyone to write any code here but I am looking for good advice where to start with my issue.
I have a flat file and what I need to do is read the contents of that file (which is simple enough) but the part I cant work out is I need to join the contents of the file into one complete string between pointers in a file.
Example is an extract from the test file
I need to start at the # of each entry and finish at the END and remove the carriage returns and join the contents of the data into one complete string keeping the ";" separators. I need to do this for each occurrence of data which falls between # and END. I hope I've explained it ok
Any help would be much appreciated"