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Re: Extracting a chapter from text file

by duff (Parson)
on Apr 15, 2014 at 14:48 UTC ( #1082352=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Extracting a chapter from text file

Here's a simple version that does what you wanted. It's not very robust however, so you may need to tweak it.

#!/usr/bin/env perl use 5.010; use strict; use warnings; my $in_toc = 1; # we start off in the Table of Contents my $in_ch2 = 0; while (<>) { $in_toc = 0 if /^\s*=+\s*$/; next if $in_toc; $in_ch2 = 0 if /^Chapter 3/; say if $in_ch2; $in_ch2 = 1 if /^Chapter 2/; }
You'd run it like so: programname textfile

The above doesn't use your "rules", but if you wanted to, you could use a hash to keep track of the chapters from the table of contents and look for those exact chapter titles in the text and/or use length to check the length of the string.

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