in reply to split line

You're trying to split on a separator that is literally a space between quote marks. Instead, you want to split on any amount of consecutive whitespace:

my @config = split /\s+/, $line

Note that you have leading spaces in your string; you may want to strip those out before splitting.

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Re^2: split line
by lil_v (Sexton) on Jul 28, 2008 at 21:15 UTC
    this works except for the first element, the first element still gets blank. Is there any way to chomp the begining?

      dwm042's answer below does this but there's a shortcut specifically for this kind of thing. Try this:

      my $line = " 0 10 9 4 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0"; my @config = grep /\S/, split / /, $line; # or even my @config = grep /\A\d+\z/, split / /, $line; print join(", ", @config), "\n";

      The second will only pass through numbers (well, positive integers and zero) so something like "6a" will be skipped.