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From:
Mike Burnard
Date:
December 30, 2002 21:40
Subject:
macthing question...
Message ID:
BA366DD7.8466%mdb@music-imp.com
Hi,

I'm in the midst of writing my first useful perl script.  It's designed to
pull text out of a plain text file and write a xml plist.

The only trouble I'm having (so far) is getting the text out the way I want
it.

The file I'm pulling data out of is formatted like this:

010 "red"

011 "diamond"

012 "lion"

010 "blue"

012 "blue whale"

011 "emerald"

So, I've got this to get specific groups out at once:

while (<OLDHL>) {
    if(/^010/) {
 -- part I need help with --
}
}

I just need to know what to put to get only the part within quotes out of
each line.  I'm going to put them into either an array, but I can figure
that part out, its just getting only part of the line I'm having trouble
with.

I think I'll have no problem writing the xml file with printf, other than
this small problem I'm having fun.  I was proud of myself when I got all of
the 010's to print to the screen at least!.

Thanks for your help.

-mike



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