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Re^3: Getting next line after matched one

by state-o-dis-array (Hermit)
on Dec 30, 2004 at 21:00 UTC ( #418401=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread Getting next line after matched one

The previous posts do go to the next line, the flag is set so that when you get to the next line, you know that the previous line was a match. If you get to a line, and the flag is set, then do whatever it is that you wanted to do after finding the matching line.
I'm going to use tremmel's code to make sure that you understand what is going on, forgive me if I go in to too much detail, but I don't know where your level of understanding is - not trying to talk down to you, I'm a relative beginner myself.

my $flag = 0; while (<FILE>) { #If not at end of file process next line if ($flag) { #flag is set, previous line was a match $flag = 0; #reset the flag do_something($_); #do what you want to do after finding match } if (/pattern/) { #if this line matches $flag = 1; #set the flag so I can do something on next line next; #go to next line, not required but might make more read +able } }

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