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Re: Regular Expression tricky newline problem

by tirwhan (Abbot)
on Jan 02, 2006 at 22:13 UTC ( #520465=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Regular Expression tricky newline problem

Use a non-greedy match:

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; local $/=undef; my $contents=<DATA>; my ($thirdline) = $contents =~ m/Line3 : (.*?)\n/s; print $thirdline."\n"; __DATA__ Line1 : Dit is de eerste regel Line2 : Dit is de tweede regel Line3 : Dit is de derde regel Line4 : Dit is de vierde regel
Dit is de derde regel
Or you could match against a negated character class:
my ($thirdline) = $contents =~ m/Line3 : ([^\n]+)/s;

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