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Answer: How can I match a multi-line regexp?

by athomason (Curate)
on Jun 14, 2000 at 02:35 UTC ( #17997=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > regular expressions > How can I match a multi-line regexp? - Answer contributed by athomason

You need to tell the regex engine to treat your scalar as a multiline string with the /m option; otherwise it won't attempt to match across newlines. For instance,
$_ = "bunch of stuff\nwith target\nstring inside"; print "Found" if /target\nstring/m;

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