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UNIX path regex



Feb 8, 2010, 7:01 AM

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UNIX path regex Can't Post


I've recently started using perl. I would like to know the regex to capture the instance along with port number. Lets say "/apps/tomcat-9999" where i am looking for only tomcat-9999. I took a "ps" dump and trying to search for this pattern /\/apps(\/tomcat\-[0-9]*)/ and print $1. This does not seem to work. Any pointers?


Feb 8, 2010, 8:41 AM

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Re: [aceall] UNIX path regex [In reply to] Can't Post

You should use File::Spec when working with file and directory names and paths. See `perldoc File::Spec`.


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Feb 8, 2010, 12:25 PM

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Re: [aceall] UNIX path regex [In reply to] Can't Post

use strict; 
use warnings;
use 5.010;

my @file_names = (

for (@file_names) { #each file name gets assigned to $_

if ( /\/apps(\/tomcat\-[0-9]*)/ ) { #when no target specified, matches against $_
say $1;



(This post was edited by 7stud on Feb 8, 2010, 12:32 PM)


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