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Re: text manipulation

by twerq (Deacon)
on Apr 09, 2001 at 06:56 UTC ( [id://70913]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to text manipulation

Do you know exactly how many lines you want removed from the top and bottom of the file? If so, it can be as easy as
# read all the lines in the file into an array @all_lines = (<INFILE>); # grab only the lines you want @stripped_lines = splice(@all_lines, 3, scalar(@all_lines)-5); # output to the new file print OUTFILE @stripped_lines;
Otherwise, if you need to evaluate the data before knowing which lines to remove, you're looking at a regular expression.

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