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Re^2: parsing a multi-line pattern and replacing

by ghosh123 (Monk)
on Apr 25, 2014 at 04:55 UTC ( #1083727=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread parsing a multi-line pattern and replacing

Many thanks for your suggestion.
You all are correct, for ease of explanation I did not mention that the inputfile is a XML file.
Basically I have a hash which contains the tags of xml and their default values .
Now only those tags will be replaced which has a key in the hash. So the xml inputfile actually looks like :

**********************************
<user>
<default>dean</default>
</user>
<id>
<default>38339</default>
</id>
<workarea>
<default>/home/dean</deault>
</workare>
************************************

And lets assume the hash has 2 keys for id and workarea :

%hash = (id => 94848, workarea=> '/home/unix' )
So in this case while parsing the xml , I will only replace <default> values for <id> and <workarea>

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Re^3: parsing a multi-line pattern and replacing
by ghosh123 (Monk) on Apr 25, 2014 at 08:00 UTC

    Hi,
    I could do it myself. Here goes the code

    tie @array , 'Tie::File' , "$file" ; foreach my $key (keys %varHash) { my $keyflag = 0 ; my $changedVal = $varHash{$key}{newVal}; my $startdef = '<default>'; my $enddef = '</default>'; my $storedindex; print "key $key | changedVal $changedVal \n"; for(my $i = 0 ; $i <= $#array ; $i++) { if($array[$i] =~ /$key/) { print "here $key \n"; $keyflag = 1 ; next; } elsif ($array[$i] =~ /\<default\>.*?\<\/default\>/gs) { # print "array[i] $array[$i] \n"; if($keyflag) { $array[$i] = "$startdef"."$changedVal"."$enddef"; $keyflag = 0; last; } } elsif($array[$i] =~ /^\s*\<default>.*[^\>]$/) { $storedindex = $i ; } elsif($storedindex > 0 ) { if ($array[$i] =~ /\<\/default\>/) { my $range = $i - $storedindex; splice(@array, $storedindex,$range); $array[$storedindex] = "$startdef"."$changedVal"." +$enddef"; last; } } } } untie(@array); }

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