|The stupid question is the question not asked|
Accessing data between two tagsby ant (Scribe)
|on Nov 09, 2006 at 11:13 UTC||Need Help??|
ant has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
A practical Pattern matching query seems to be catching me out.
I have a large text file (over a gig in size), each line has <CS_REFCLT>12526489</CS_REFCLT> in it some where. I would like to get at the number in between the tags but as the line is not fixed position I can't use substr to get at it. I have got around this by using split like below.
However, I'd like this also as a pattern match so that I can compare speeds and speed up the program, as I think a regular expression will be quicker.
Therefore a pattern match snippet of code for this would be much appreciated.
Thanks in Advance