Chris Radcliff chris at
Wed May 3 17:51:27 CDT 2000


Steve Meier wrote:
> can anyone help me with regular expressions!!
> Here is the string:          4129280 bytes sent in 3.62 seconds (1142.26
> Kbytes/sec)
> I need:    1142.26 out of it.

my $string = '4129280 bytes sent in 3.62 seconds (1142.26 Kbytes/sec)';

my $result;
if ($string =~ /\((.+?)\s/) {
	$result = $1;
print qq{The result is $result.\n};

Basically, you're looking for stuff between the first ( and the next
space after that. By enclosing it in parentheses, Perl stores it in $1;
if you had another set of parentheses the result would be stored in $2,


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