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Adding a line in a $_ system that is pattern matched to another variable?

teksavers asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-17
I have a system variable $_ that includes multiple lines of text.

One of the lines of text in the $_ variable reads:

                      Pattern: This is the line I want to assign to my variable.

The line includes several blank spaces or tabs before the start of the text, but I don't want these spaces to be assigned to my variable.

I can perform a pattern match and print the desired result with:

#/^(Pattern):\s+/i && print $_, "\n";

The result of this line of code is:

Pattern: This is the line I want to assign to my variable.


I am simply trying to assign the result to another variable and am having a hard time finding the right code.  

I want to end up with $variable = "Pattern: This is the line I want to assign to my variable";


Juan S.

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