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Posted on 2010-09-02
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I am looking for a simple script that would take 3 parameters;
1. FileName
2. token1
3. token2

The script would search FileName and output a number of characters between token1 and token2 if both tokens exist. Ideally, it would also output the string appearing between token1 and token2.

Example:
Given a file1 that looks like this "123 321 234 543".
given the name of script: process1.

A dos command like: "process1 file1 321 543" would output 5 and " 234 "


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Question by:cyber-33
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by:oleggold
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my.cmd  FileName token1 token2:
set  FileName=%1%
set token1=%2%
set  token2=%3%
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by:cyber-33
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Not sure how to interpret your answer...
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by:jeromee
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Try this:

use strict;

my($filename, $tk1, $tk2) = @ARGV;
open(FILE, $filename) || die "Can't open $filename: $!\n";
$_ = join("", <FILE>);
my($found) = /$tk1(.*)$tk2/m;
print length($found)." $found" if $found;
close(FILE);
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jeromee earned 2000 total points
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Fixing a small typo to make it work for multiple lines...
use strict;

my($filename, $tk1, $tk2) = @ARGV;
open(FILE, $filename) || die "Can't open $filename: $!\n";
$_ = join("", <FILE>);
my($found) = /$tk1(.*)$tk2/s;
print length($found)." $found" if $found;
close(FILE);

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