Programming :: Perl Scripting: Search For Regular Expression Not Work?

Oct 13, 2010

I'm writing a Perl script to find an old key in a file and replace it with a new codefirst the program should find the old key in the input file. here is the way I used in my script. but it doesn't work.May you please let me know what is wrong and how I can correct it?the key is stored in the file in the following format:

PHP Code:
Key=("1234567",someOtherVrable)
I want 1234567

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May 26, 2009

Part of a perl script I am writing need to change the character at an index to upper case. Now i am new to perl and i am having some trouble getting it to do it. In c++ i would do something like

Code:

Now from what i understand the same thing is possible in perl using regular expressions. But i cant get it to work.

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This script will test if a certain number of files with 1-4 in their filename exist and print their filename. An error message will be printed if not.

#
for i in `ls file[1-9]`
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fi
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I get this error. ./file_test.sh: 13: [[: not found

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Code:
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Oct 22, 2009

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Code:

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y.junk(c,d);

I want to search and replace the second type of line with the first type i.e. with YAHOO included, so that I have

Code:

x.junk(a,b,YAHOO);
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I am trying to use

Code:

:%s/(.*).junk((.*),(.*)^<YAHOO>);/1.junk(2,3,YAHOO);/

In the above code ^<YAHOO> search is not working (I want lines "except YAHOO"). I know that [^ab] will work for "except a,b" characters. How can I say "except word" in regular expressions?

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I've spent most of the evening browsing the web, trying many things I've found on various forums, but nothing seems to work.

I have a test.txt file containing many lines like the following ones :

...
<insert_random_text>228.00 €<insert_more_random_text>
<insert_random_text>17.50 €<insert_more_random_text>
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And I want to extract :

...
228.00
17.50
1238.13
...

There is always one occurrence of € in each line. I want the numeric value that precedes this € occurrence. The random text (before and after) may contain numbers too, so the € may be important to parse, in order to correctly identify the number to return. The last character that precedes the number to extract is always a ">" (coming from an HTML tag).

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Here is what I'm trying:

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I found such simple example of awk

Code:
awk '
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print b }'

However I don't understand why the regular expresion in parentheses doesn't work how I woud expect. If I delete the .+ so it does the same.

Code:
awk '
BEGIN { a = "1abc 2def"
b = gensub(/() ()/, "\2 \1", "g", a)
print b }'

I wanted to use a regular expression in parantheses like ([/+[]()]) to get the specific letters.

Code:
awk '
BEGIN { a = "1abc 2def"
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<sup>(number)</sup>

And you want to change that to this:

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Code:
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Code:
slocate -r \.la$

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Code:
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The above code is working fine when i run in Cygwin on windows machine. But when i run in Ubuntum throws the following error.

Code:
awk: ./Format.awk: line 30: regular expression compile failed (bad class -- [], [^] or [)
^[
awk: 30: unexpected character ''
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I have made this:

Code:

from urllib import urlopen import re

current_site = urlopen("http://www.krak.dk/").read()
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Jun 22, 2010

I have this regular expression

Code:

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I want to match anything in between the quotes its working fine in JavaScript but its not working in my python program:

Code:

#!/usr/bin/python
# -*- coding: iso-8859-1 -*-
import re

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Code:

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I have put the "^" anchor to match only those pattern that does not have anything before "s" e.g.

1.when I type "s" followed by "enter" key it should match.

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May 28, 2010

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Well, I can get patterns like this:

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class Test: public ABCZ {
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From the following code

Code:
<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="3">
<tr>
<td colspan="2"><p style="width:460px; display:block;">

I wan to get this text only from the whole html code. </p></td> From the above code I want to get that english written sentence only using php preg_match or anything other which makes it possible. I've tried following so far but doesn't work

Code:
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Jun 29, 2010

I am trying to write a script to edit text files formatted like this:

Code:
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There are never line breaks or spaces in the actual files.

I want to delete all instances of the character "@" and everything between it and the next "," (including that comma) or the next ")" (including that close parentheses) whichever comes first. My desired output file would be like this:

Code:
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Aug 23, 2010

I am trying to scan a website for http references (links) with this script:

Code:

from urllib import urlopen
import re
current_site = urlopen("http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/").read()
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I get the following error message:

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Dec 25, 2010

i have a file like this

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#comments
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i want to grep lines which do not start with # or a blank space. like

bla bla
bla bla

how do i do this? i tried grep --invert-match '^#' which gives lines not starting with # but gives me blank lines too i tried grep --invert-match '^#|^ ' which will give lines not starting with # OR not starting with blank ( which means any line including ones starting with #

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Mar 8, 2010

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File1:

C1C2 C3C4
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Dec 7, 2010

I have data that looks similar to this -

Quote:

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So I need everything between each name, but I am not guaranteed that each time I match a name that I will have the same amount of lines, so I do a range pattern search line this to get all lines, no matter if there is 5 or 10 or 15. I simply do a loop that goes through the whole array until I hit the match, and this is my search pattern.

Code:

if ($LINE =~ /^s+$SELECTED_NAME/ ... $LINE =~ /(Address)/) {
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This works perfectly... until I hit the end and it doesn't get its final pattern match because it's at the end and there is no next entry with a (Address) line. So as a 'hack', I ended up inserting a final scalar at the end of the array that just says (Address) so it knows it's at the end. Ideally though, I'd like to do an "or" statement that says search for Address || return true if I hit the end of the array. How would I match on "End Of Array" essentially?

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