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data massage, processing



Mar 29, 2001, 8:49 AM

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I aplogize in advance if this question has been answered already. Pls let me know where and I will gladly read the post.
Ok, I have some rather large files that I need to "clean up" by getting rid of anything in them that is not "data"
These are log files from a mainframe using JCL. the format is thus:

01 MAR 06 02:29:03.48 PR13 H1500100 RPSYS01 21 1414

basically, I need to get rid of ANY line of text that doesn't look like the one above.
After that, I will need to "massage" the data further, sorting it by user id's such as "RPSYS01".

Now, I have jus bought a copy of the Perl CD Bookshelf. Could someone pls give me a few clues as to where I should start looking in order to write this Perl script?

Thx, ~E~

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