Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Regex in perl

Posted on 2014-04-16
2
253 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-18
Hi EEE

How do I write a regex in perl that trims each line at "] to the end of that line.

So my result file would look like:

0eef2427e-fdde-1341a-b5d1-1bc214721332451.pdf
0eef2427e-fdde-1341a-b5d1-1b24214721332451.pdf


Original file:
0eef2427e-fdde-1341a-b5d1-1bc214721332451.pdf"] was not found or subfolder ["DailyNews"] not created.
0eef2427e-fdde-1341a-b5d1-1b24214721332451.pdf"] was not found or subfolder ["GlobalServicesInc"] not created.
0
Comment
Question by:LuckyLucks
2 Comments
 
LVL 34

Assisted Solution

by:Dan Craciun
Dan Craciun earned 250 total points
ID: 40005697
Use this:
's/(.*\.pdf).*/$1/'

or, if you really need to stop at the first "], use this:
s/(.*?)"\].*/$1/

HTH,
Dan
0
 
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

by:
wilcoxon earned 250 total points
ID: 40005777
More efficient (no capture - just removing the unwanted chars) would be this:
s{"\].*$}{};

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

In the distant past (last year) I hacked together a little toy that would allow a couple of Manager types to query, preview, and extract data from a number of MongoDB instances, to their tool of choice: Excel (http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2007-08…
Checking the Alert Log in AWS RDS Oracle can be a pain through their user interface.  I made a script to download the Alert Log, look for errors, and email me the trace files.  In this article I'll describe what I did and share my script.
Explain concepts important to validation of email addresses with regular expressions. Applies to most languages/tools that uses regular expressions. Consider email address RFCs: Look at HTML5 form input element (with type=email) regex pattern: T…

790 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question