|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Regular Expression tricky newline problemby jkva (Chaplain)
|on Jan 02, 2006 at 22:03 UTC||Need Help??|
jkva has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am trying to accomplish the following : Say I have a file called info.txt :
I have slurped this into a scalar called $contents using open and my $contents = join('', <FILE>). This all works right.
My objective is then to create a regular expression that captures what comes after "Line3 :" until the end of that line, so basically until it meets a newline after that.
I have tried several things for quite a while now and don't seem to be getting closer. The greedy .* operator seems to get me the closest but sunce I have to ignore newlines using the /s flag I can't get this to work.
I would be grateful for any help.... knowing PM I will be getting a "D'oh why didn't I think of that" answer ;-)