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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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