in reply to Re^3: search hang trouble
in thread search hang trouble

"man perlop" has the search options covered.

I am starting to think that it may not be hung but searching for a long long time (many 10s of minutes). A product of the cascaded non-greedy searches failing at the last pattern. I will run it and see if it ever finishes. The file I am parsing is pretty small (few thousand lines) so it should finish if it can finish.