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

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

It's hard to be certain exactly what you're looking for, I'm going to assume that you are looking for a specific keyword and that the text following is fairly free form.

my $keyword = "BASKET"; $data =~ /^($keyword\n\n.+)$/m;

This looks for the keyword followed by two newlines, and whatever else is on that line. It will not match if the line following the two newlines is blank. The m at the end of the pattern specifies multi-line matching i.e. the $ will match before any newline, not just at the end of the string.

This answer assumes that $data contains all of the text you are trying to search, not just a single line.

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