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Answer: How do I find the Nth occurrence of a pattern?

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Q&A > regular expressions > How do I find the Nth occurrence of a pattern? contributed by cLive ;-)

Haven't tested this, but liked the idea.... :)
my $n = whatever... my $i=0; while ( ($string =~ /PATTERN/g) && ($i < $n ) ) { $i++; } my $NthMatch = $1;

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d'oh
by cLive ;-) (Parson) on Mar 30, 2001 at 10:55 UTC
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