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in thread regex needed

sorry, from $line, I need DATE in $1 and _RE_IRD_Soc in $2 $line2, $line3 doesn't have anything in $2. my idea is to have one regex which satisfy both conditions.

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Re^3: regex needed
by aaron_baugher (Curate) on Jul 12, 2012 at 13:27 UTC

    It may help to talk it through in words first. The pattern you're looking at is:

    • Two dollar signs (metacharacters, will need escaping)
    • An open parenthesis (also needs escaping)
    • Some text up to a closed parenthesis (capture this in $1)
    • A closed parenthesis (escaped)
    • Anything else that exists beyond that (captured in $2)

    Now just put those elements together in a regex:

    if( $line =~ m[ \$\$ # two dollar signs \( # open paren ([^)]+) # capture until closed paren \) # close paren (.*) # capture the rest, if any ]x ){ # do stuff with $1 and $2 }

    Aaron B.
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Re^3: regex needed
by cheekuperl (Monk) on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:29 UTC
    Check if this works:
    my $line = '%TMP%\$$(DATE)_RE_IRD_Soc'; my $line2 = '%RESULTS%\$$(DATE_USA)' ; my $line3 = '%RESULTS%\$$(1110_DATE_USA)'; @lines=($line,$line2,$line3); foreach $elem (@lines) { if($elem=~m/.*\$\$(\(.*\))(.*)?/) { print "\nFirst: $1, Second: $2"; } }