Regex Help?

Chris at
Mon Oct 10 12:08:22 MDT 2011

On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 1:19 PM, S. Dale Morrey <sdalemorrey at>wrote:

> 12137 HOLIDAY PENGUIN FIGURINES 335 9.95 4.25 5.95 1 PR

If some (or all) of your fields are fixed width, the width qualifier {n}
operator might be useful (shown here pulling out the $item and $desc

 ($item, $desc, $page, $retail, $member, $wholesale, $pkgquan, $pkgunits)
    = /^(.{5}) (.{25}) (\S+) (\S+) (\S+) (\S+) (\S+) (.+)$/;

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