in reply to Declare array with range operator

There might be a better way to do this but I would just parse the string.

$ips = "30..39,50..59,20..25"; @array; #while there are more ranges in the string while($ips =~ s/(\d+)\.\.(\d+),?(.*)/$3/) { #loop over the range for $num ($1 .. $2) { push @array, $num; } } for(@array) { print $_ . " "; } print "\n"; #OUTPUT #30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 20 21 22 +23 24 25 #