Jul 27, 2001, 11:41 AM
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a line as a seperator, how..not pipes or tabes,
this is somewhat similiar to my other post.
I have a list of names with addresses (an entry), each entry is seperated by a long line ala...
now, I have around 15-20 entries per file. So, I want to split at the long line and then funnel each address and name on its own line in a textfile...each individual entry seperated by a pipe.
1234 Somewhere Lane
Brockton, Ma. 01149
would read into the flat like this
John Doe | 1234 Somewhere Lane | Brockton, Ma | www.blahblahbalh.whatever
on its own line.........basically, after the perl script reads in the text file I supply (and if there are 15 entries per file),,then the new flatfile created would have 15 lines of addresses and name...does that make sense.
I just don't know how to break on that long line and disregard it, and use the contents after it until the next line etc....
thanks a bunch