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Re: regex-matching the date

by stuffy (Monk)
on May 12, 2001 at 11:28 UTC ( #79924=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to regex-matching the date

had a typo, my regex should be
/\w{3}\s+\w{3}\s+\d+/



Stuffy

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Re: Re: regex-matching the date
by rob_au (Abbot) on May 12, 2001 at 18:00 UTC
    Hrmmm ... it seems to work for me - I'm not entirely sure that I know what in context you are trying to use it ... Try this ...
    $var = "Sun Apr 1 10:27:03 CDT"; if ($var =~ /(\w{3}\s+\w{3}\s+\d+)/) { print $1."\n"; };
    This worked fine for me in my testing - Note the additional brackets around the regex to allow the result to be pulled from $1. If you are still having problems, post again with a bit more context as to where you are using this regex and someone with more experience than myself may be able to help further.

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