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extracting pharse froma string

extracting pharse froma string

extracting pharse froma string

(OP)
Hello,
  anyone noe whether it's possible to extract a certain pharse or word from a string or sentence?

  Thanks for answering.

cheers,
Just Me!!

RE: extracting pharse froma string

sure...

$str = "This is a sentence.";

$str =~ /is/g;

$phrase = $&;

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RE: extracting pharse froma string

(OP)
Thanks Luciddream,
  this is still not quite what i want though. Maybe i'm not clear enough, here an exampl to show what i want:

  suppose i got this string "this is an example ... help me.".  I would like to extract whatever phrase is between "example" and "help". Please note that I do not know what's between these 2 words but I'll like to extract whatever's between them.

  Any solutions? Thank you.

cheers,
Just Me!!

RE: extracting pharse froma string

$string =~ m~example(.*)help~;
$phrase = $1;

"If you think you're too small to make a difference, try spending a night in a closed tent with a mosquito."

RE: extracting pharse froma string

Or you could increase it's power by making it search between two variables:

i.e.,


$string = "this is an example ... help";
$one = "example";
$two = "help";

$string =~ m~$one(.*)$two~;
$phrase = $1;

print "$phrase";


So you could get the values of $one and $two from user input or something like that, and then do what you want to do with $phrase.

Hope this helps,

-Vic

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