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Re^5: Search and delete lines based on string matching

by imp (Priest)
on Mar 13, 2007 at 14:57 UTC ( #604560=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Search and delete lines based on string matching
in thread Search and delete lines based on string matching

Ah, you specified that words had to be removed, not tokens that could be part of a word. For the token 'bin' which should be removed:
  1. foobin
  2. binary
  3. bin1
If all of those should be deleted then you can change that pattern from:
my $pattern = '\b(?:' . join('|', @tokens) . ')\b';
my $pattern = join('|', @tokens);
If you only want to match words that start with 'bin', and are followed only by non-alpha characters, then this:
my $pattern = '^(?:' . join('|', @tokens) . ')[^a-zA-Z]*$';
A revised copy that handles the deletion of tokens with a purely line based input:
#!/usr/local/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; if (@ARGV != 3) { print "Usage: $0 <pattern file> <input file> <output file>\n"; exit; } my ($pattern_filename, $source_filename, $dest_filename) = @ARGV; open my $pattern_fh, '<', $pattern_filename or die "Failed to open $pa +ttern_filename: $!"; my @tokens = (); while (my $line = <$pattern_fh>) { chomp $line; push @tokens, $line; } my $pattern = '^(?:' . join('|', @tokens) . ')[^a-zA-Z]*$'; print "Search pattern: $pattern\n"; open my $infile, "<", $source_filename or die "Failed to open $source +_filename: $!"; open my $outfile,">>", $dest_filename or die "Failed to open $dest_f +ilename: $!"; while(my $line = <$infile>) { print "input : $line"; if ($line =~ /$pattern/) { next; } print "output: $line"; print $outfile $line; } close($infile); close($outfile);

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