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...and here is my favorite way of doing it...

use strict; use warnings; use Data::Dumper; my @data; while(<DATA>){ push @data, { object => $1 } if /^object (.*)/; $data[-1]->{$1} = $2 if /^ (.*?) (.*)/; } print Dumper \@data; __DATA__ object network Microsoft.Lync.Host.3 host 138.108.25.111 description Help Desk Ticket #476739 object network Microsoft.Lync.Host.4 host 138.108.25.112 description Help Desk Ticket #476739 object network Microsoft.Lync.Host.5 host 138.108.25.113 description Help Desk Ticket #476739 object network Microsoft.Lync.Host.6