I have a list of information for security indices that looks like this:
^MERV MerVal Argentina 1,417.890 12:02PM ET 11.480 (0.80%) Components, Chart, More
^FTSE FTSE 100 United Kingdom 4,910.30 11:29AM ET 8.60 (0.17%) Chart, More
I am looking to retrieve just the ticker and the description in a new file, i.e.:
^MERV, MerVal Argentina
^FTSE, FTSE 100 United Kingdom
The number in the description (e.g. FTSE) is distinguishable from the other numbers because of the "," or the "."
so I have used multiple patterns:
if($testLine =~ m/(^\S+)(.*)(\d+)(,|.)(.*)/)
$testLine = "$1, $2\n";
print TICKERSONLY $testLine;
but all seem to catch a value for $2 that is too greedy:
e.g. MerVal Argentina 1,417.890 12:02PM ET
all I need is "Merval Argentina". What is wrong in my setup here ? Thanks for the help.