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Re: Scanning a file for a match, printing different part of the line when found.

by philipbailey (Chaplain)
on Mar 26, 2011 at 19:42 UTC ( #895691=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Scanning a file for a match, printing different part of the line when found.

You can do this sort of thing with a one-liner. You don't specify what you want to match in much detail, but here is an example:

perl -ne 'print "$1\n" if /Name:\s*(.+?)\b/' search.txt


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Re^2: Scanning a file for a match, printing different part of the line when found.
by ww (Bishop) on Mar 26, 2011 at 20:21 UTC
    Since OP wasn't specific about how "Name" is constructed, ++

    But note that this will not satisfy the op by printing the (whole) name field, if "Name" is comprised of more than one word (for example: Firstname MI Lastname), because of the \b

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