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A common thing with flipflop is to want to exclude one or both endpoints. To do this, you need to actually check the scalar value returned by the .. operator; it will be a number beginning at 1 when the flip condition is met and increasing once each time thereafter, with an "E0" appended when the flop condition is met. (False is returned as "".)

Anyway, here are some examples. Better suggestions greatly encouraged.

$ cat data initial start interior end final $ # Include both endpoints $ perl -wlne'print if /start/../end/' data start interior end $ # Exclude starting point $ perl -wlne'print if ((/start/../end/) || 0) > 1' data interior end $ # Regex alternative for exclude starting point $ perl -wlne'print if (/start/../end/) =~ /^(?!1(?!\d))\d/' data interior end $ # Exclude ending point $ perl -wlne'print if (/start/../end/) =~ /^\d+$/' data start interior $ # Exclude both endpoints $ perl -wlne'print if (/start/../end/) =~ /^\d+(?<!^1)$/' data interior $ # or: $ perl -wlne'print if (/start/../end/) !~ /^1?$|E/' data interior

In reply to Re: Flipin good, or a total flop? by ysth
in thread Flipin good, or a total flop? by GrandFather

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