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Hanson, Robert
January 30, 2002 07:34
RE: split and extraction
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Actually it was "[split /\s+/]->[8]" not "split[/\s+/]->[8]", and you only
need to do it like that if you are using it in a "print" statement (I
couldn't get it to work otherwise).  Otherwise you can use the method Nikola
explained or using the method you use below (the one that works).


-----Original Message-----
From: Dhiraj P Nilange []
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 10:19 AM
Subject: split and extraction

Hi there

I want to extract some word after space from some string.
Somebody from the mailing list had given me above

suppose I wanto extract 8th word...

#suppose $abc  has the string;
$abc=split[/\s+/]->[8];   #somebody told me like this.

but it doesnt work. if i use some array in the split function like:-

print $array[8];

this way it works. But I dont want to use array. Its newbie question

pls help.


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