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Re^5: Regex Help

by hdb (Prior)
on Mar 28, 2013 at 08:26 UTC ( #1025892=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Regex Help
in thread Regex Help

How about "everything from pirates to careebian" ? ;-)

use strict; use warnings; while(<DATA>){ chomp; print $1,$/ if /(pirates.*careebian)/; } __DATA__ piratesofcareebian100 pirates of careebian100 pirates of careebian 100 pirates1 of careebian 100 pirates2 of careebian 100 pirates3 of careebian 100

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Re^6: Regex Help
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 28, 2013 at 19:00 UTC

    How about "everything from pirates to careebian" ?
    But what about if the wording of the OP changes? Then your solution would no longer be useful.

      Correct! He would need to change the regular expression. But then I was not completely serious in my reply... (even though it works!)

      One could also use variables in the regex like /($from.*$to)/.

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