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Re^2: match multi-lines from config file

by mreece (Friar)
on Aug 07, 2007 at 06:23 UTC ( #630967=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: match multi-lines from config file
in thread match multi-lines from config file

/^description/ && last while <IN>;
that confused the heck out of me! how about this form?
$_ = <IN> until /^description/;
doh!

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Re^3: match multi-lines from config file
by GrandFather (Saint) on Aug 07, 2007 at 10:41 UTC

    Because that tests $_ before the first value is assigned to it and doesn't terminate for a file that doesn't include a matching line!


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