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Re: parsing from text - to output doc

by joealba (Hermit)
on Jan 15, 2002 at 19:31 UTC ( #138920=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to parsing from text - to output doc

1. Print the time.
print scalar localtime(time) , "\n";

2. Run the program from your Perl script. Get the output of that program into a variable.
my $output = qx(wget http://URL);

3. Munge the data to get what you want.
my ($time, $kb_s) = $output =~ /^(\d+:\d+:\d+)\s+\(([\d.]+)\s+/m; print "TIME: $time\nKB/S: $kb_s\n\n";
4. Repeat step 1.

Step 0. RTFM. Thanks for this great link, cacharbe! (I stole it from 138902.)

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