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__END__ and (.)



Feb 15, 2009, 8:33 PM

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__END__ and (.) Can't Post

what does it mean by "/__END__/" and "(.)" in the conditional statement ?

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Feb 16, 2009, 10:36 AM

Post #2 of 2 (1741 views)
Re: [jigneshjsoni] __END__ and (.) [In reply to] Can't Post

You're going to have to give us some more context than that for us to be able to answer correctly.

My guess is that you have something like this:

while (<>) {
if ( /__END__/ ) {
# condition 1
if ( /(.)/ ) {
# condition 2

Condition 1 matches a line with the literal text "__END__" on it somewhere. The second condition matches any line that has anything on it (not blank lines), and it puts whatever one character it matches into $1 (see perlvar).

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