[tpm] Regex question

Fulko Hew fulko.hew at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 19:04:15 PDT 2012

On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 9:43 PM, Chris Jones <cj at enersave.ca> wrote:

>  I pull data from long files in that are in a fixed format, ascii report.
> For example:
>                               SUPPLY   EXHAUST             MINIMUM
>      ZONE                       FLOW      FLOW       FAN      FLOW
>      NAME                     (CFM )    (CFM )      (KW)    (FRAC)
> Kitchen Area 1C Spc zn         2750.     1400.     0.249     1.000
> Kitchen Area 1C Pl zn             0.        0.     0.000     0.000
> The Zone names are a max a maximum of 25 characters - spaces allowed.   I
> want to split the lines into the zone name field and the 4 number fields:
> I am hoping the first pattern will leave the last character and remove the
> trailing spaces up to the maximum of 25 characters (assuming the user would
> have at least one character in the zone name.).
> I am hoping the following does the trick but I think the first pattern
> will end up removing the last character in the zone name:
> my @zoneLine = split /[\w\s{0,25)$]/+\w{4}/, $inLine;

my guess would be that this slash    ^
shouldn't be there
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