[sf-perl] regex help

David Fetter david at fetter.org
Tue Oct 11 12:02:55 PDT 2011

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 01:57:48PM -0500, Richard Reina wrote:
> I have a file that has list of some sentences.  Some of them are numbered so
> I am going in circles trying to figure out how to remove the numbering.  The
> file is in the following format:
>     12. blah blah, blah blah blah. blah.
>  29. blah blah, blah.
>    19. blah blah blah.

This looks to me like you might need:

    \s*    # Any number of whitespace characters.
    \d+    # Any positive number of digits.
    \.     # Literal period.
    \s*    # Any number of whitespace characters.
    (.*)   # The rest(TM)

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