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You could consider the following things:

  • Don't use $_ as loop variable; use $source directly
  • remove the parentheses in the regex (for skipping blank lines); you don't need to capture the whitespaces, do you?
  • compare fixed strings directly (without regex); check Equality Operators for info about eq and ne
  • I don't see a need for $sorter2; just leave it out.
  • If all your ifs are alternatives, you can use if/elsif/elsif(/else) and leave out the next calls.

So this is, what I came up with:

# don't bother $_; use $source directly as loop variable while ( my $source = <SOURCE> ) { # skip blank lines; no need for capturing () next if $source =~ m/^\s*$/; # compare fixed strings directly without regex; use operators eq o +r ne if ( substr( $source, 145, 16 ) eq 'Page: 1' ) { $page1 = 1; } elsif ( substr( $source, 76, 11 ) eq 'Run Listing' ) { $reporttype = 1; } elsif ( substr( $source, 72, 9 ) eq 'Sorter: 2' ) { # no need for $sorter2; just check the other variables and do +your stuff if ( $page1 == 1 and $reporttype == 1 ) { # just personal preference; post increment $dcount++; # personal preference; print a list instead of concatted s +trings print substr( $source, 83, 20 ), "\n"; $page1 = 0; $reporttype = 0; # leave out next, if there is no more code in the while-lo +op #next; } } # no other stuff here? }

In reply to Re^3: Need to skip two lines by linuxer
in thread Need to skip two lines by drodinthe559

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