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Re: Parsing a config file

by thinker (Parson)
on Mar 10, 2005 at 16:39 UTC ( #438324=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Parsing a config file

Hi tcf03

if your config file is always that simple, you could use a regex to parse it, like

#!/usr/bin/perl -l use strict; use warnings FATAL => "all"; my $stuff; { $/= undef; $stuff = <DATA>; } while ($stuff =~ /<server>\n(.*?)<\/server>/msg){ print join ",", split "\n", $1 ; } __DATA__ <server> printserver1 default cups cups </server> <server> printserver2 no aix rsh </server> __END__ this returns printserver1,default,cups,cups printserver2,no,aix,rsh

If it can get much more complicated than this, you may have to consider alternatives

I hope this helps

thinker

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[james28909]: check is is data or hash or array and do tasks then return needed data
[Lady_Aleena]: james28909, you might want to look at the other two on my scratchpad.
[james28909]: after you send to a sub, you can check if it is array or ref ect with ref
[james28909]: check if it is a hash or an array ect with ref in one sub.
[james28909]: like all the subs calling get_data get_array get_ect, you could just use get_data. once you send the data to get_data, check if it is a hash or an array ect. and do functions for each, in one sub
[james28909]: that looks like it would be alot more work than just renaming the sub though lol

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