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Not quite. Putting \\\n into a character class causes every occurrence of either a backslash or a newline to be removed. This results in a file consisting of just a single line, which is not what is wanted. Remove the character class:

#! perl use strict; use warnings; my $file = ''; while (<DATA>) { s{\\\n}{}; $file .= $_; } print $file; __DATA__ first line second line \ third line \ fourth line fifth line

Output:

13:10 >perl 738a_SoPW.pl first line second line third line fourth line fifth line 13:13 >

Note that the substitution operates on each line of input in turn, and a single input line can contain no more than one backslash-newline sequence. So, the /g modifier is not needed.

Hope that helps,

Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,


In reply to Re^2: Iterator to parse multiline string with \\n terminator by Athanasius
in thread Iterator to parse multiline string with \\n terminator by three18ti

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