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You're almost there. If you intend to read record by record, but then use the flip-flop operator as though it's operating line by line, you'll have to modify your code's flow a little:

local $/ = 'END OF REPORT'; while (<DATA>) { foreach my $line (split /\n/) { print "$line\n" if $line =~ /\*\sparameters after change\s=\*/ + .. $line =~ /\*\sNRG location\s=/; } }

But it might be easier to keep the existing "record" file read, and then treat the record as a multi-line string (since it is):

local $/ = 'END OF REPORT'; while (<DATA>) { print "$1\n" if m/(^\*+\sparameters after change\s=\*+\n.+?^\*+\sN +RG location\s=\*+$)/ms; }

Another strategy could be going back to using the flip-flop operator, but reading your file line by line, though doing so means you'll have to take care to check that you haven't included a record termination line within the truthy state of the flip-flops, as that would indicate that your record ended prematurely or was otherwise poorly formed.


Dave


In reply to Re: Extract Block Of Text From Log by davido
in thread Extract Block Of Text From Log by ImJustAFriend

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