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Answer: How do I strip lines prefixed by a

by pppaulll (Initiate)
on Nov 29, 2001 at 21:23 UTC ( #128407=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > regular expressions > How do I strip lines prefixed by a "#" - Answer contributed by pppaulll

This bypasses lines where # is in column 1 and blank lines.
STLOAD: foreach $line (<INFILE>) { chomp $line; $line_header = substr($line, 0, 1); # Ignore comments (#) and blank lines # including 0-n spaces. if ($line_header eq '#' || $line =~ /^ *$/) { next STLOAD; } elsif ($line_header eq '@') { # Specifies: targ host, path, file $ts_cnt ++; if ($ts_cnt > 1) ...

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[1nickt]: argue == discuss && argue == be contentious
[Discipulus]: you are right 1nickt i didnt voted nor downvoted; I just upvote perl content i like
[1nickt]: In Spanish, to argue (like a fight) is discutir -- does not mean to discuss !
[1nickt]: Sigh, this is why I gave up human-only languages and became a Perl linguist :-)
[Discipulus]: i just, rarely, downvote unpolite posts and spam, and wrong advices
[Discipulus]: discutere in eatalian is neutral: but discutere with wife sounds implicitly negative..
[erix]: what's the offending signature?
[Discipulus]: 'give man a fish erix it sonds like a push towards omosexuality.. ;=)
[Discipulus]: see Re: from txt file to array erix
[erix]: yeah, I ask for the text (I don't see signatures)

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