Firefly258:

Howzabout this?

perl -ne 'print @t if /foo/; push @t,$_; shift @t if $#t>5' file
You can even slice @t in the print if you want to have a larger gap between the last printed item and the regular expression...

UPDATE: I golfed it down a little:

perl -ne 'print @t if /foo/; @t=(@t[1..4],$_)' file
--roboticus

In reply to Re: upto match please, my one-lina!! by roboticus
in thread upto match please, my one-lina!! by Firefly258

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