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Hi,

I have the following code which outputs 2 words before & 2 after when there is a match.

perl -ne 'print "$1\n" if/(([^\s]+\s){0,3}store(\s[^\s]+){0,3})/'

The script works fine except when there are sentences containing more than 1 instance of the word being matched on the same line in which case it accounts only for the first occurrence and ignores others.

example:

i went to the store to get away from my wife

output

to the store to get


The issue:

i went to the store to get away from my wife and found a new wife at the store

the script produces the same output as previously and ignores the second occurrence of store.
I'm looking for the following output:

to the store to get
at the store

Thanks
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echo "i went to the store to get away from my wife and found a new wife at the store" | perl -ne 'print "$1\n" while/(([^\s]+\s){0,3}store(\s[^\s]+){0,3})/g'
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Thank you
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