perl, using parse_line to delimit by comma, but keep the double-quotes

Posted on 2010-08-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I use parse_line to split a string based on comma (I don't have CSV library and do not want to install it), but I want to keep the double quote.  

use Text::ParseWords;

my $mystring = "one, two, \"three\", four";
my $delim_char = ",";
my $delim_string = "\\s*$delim_char\\s*";
my @fields = &parse_line($delim_char,0,$mystring);
print join("\n",@fields),"\n";
Question by:rgbcof
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Expert Comment

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Please take a look at :[character]-delimited-string-except-when-inside-[character]%3f

Good luck!

Accepted Solution

ropenner earned 125 total points
ID: 33480020
Put a 1 for the $keep variable (2nd parameter)

man Text::ParseWords explains the syntax of the below

my @fields = &parse_line($delim_char,1,$mystring);

Expert Comment

ID: 33480034

This is the output if you put the '1' in the code as explained above.  Have a good one.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 33480506
Right on.  Thanks

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