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Re: How to deal with long line

by chester (Hermit)
on Sep 27, 2005 at 20:47 UTC ( #495550=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to deal with long line

Here's one way that reads in the string a little bit at a time, which is good if your data is very large. Mostly untested, but works for your data:

use warnings; use strict; my @wanted_substrings; { local $/ = 'END'; while(my $string = <DATA>) { push @wanted_substrings, ($string =~ /START(.*)END/); } } print "@wanted_substrings"; __DATA__ somecharSTARTfvENDsomecharSTARTsvENDsomecharSTARTtvENDsomechar

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