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Re: Second Time Replace Regex

by davidrw (Prior)
on Dec 03, 2005 at 14:34 UTC ( [id://513803] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Second Time Replace Regex

xdg had some valid questions, but barring additional info, here's a one-liner (see perlrun) solution:
perl -i -0777 -pe 's/(\bAAAA )(QQQQ)(PPPP)( BBBB\b.*?\bCCCC XXXX )\2\3 +\b/$1$2$3$4$2/sg' /tmp/f
Tested against this data:
blah stuff AAAA QQQQPPPP BBBB stuff more stuff blah and CCCC XXXX QQQQPPPP and more stuff. blah stuff AAAA QQQQPPPP BBBB stuff more stuff blah and CCCC XXXX QQQQPPPP and more stuff.