in reply to multi-line parsing

Try using the range operator - something like i.e. untested...
use warnings; use strict; use autodie; open INF, "<$file"; while (<INF>){ if(/First line of text$/ ... /in the third line I have (\d*\.\d*)$ +/) { push @array, $1 if $1; } }
Note the use of both strictures and autodie - the latter causing the snippet to die if open() fails.

A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))

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Re^2: multi-line parsing
by amit223 (Initiate) on Mar 31, 2009 at 19:05 UTC

    Thank you one and all.

    Bloodnok, I have a small issue there:

    How do I get away if I see a number in the second line, but would like to grab the number in the line3. Sorry, should have been clear

    Thank you again