On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Roger Williams wrote:
> I know thins is not the place but I know one of you know this one off the
> top of your head.
> I have:
> $list = "dog 1 1 1 cat 2 1 snake 111"
> and I want to end up with:
> dog 1 cat 2 snake 1
> I thought
> $list =~ s/ \d \d/ \d/g;
> would do the trick, but that gives me:
> dog d 1 1 cat d snake d 1
I'm not sure I understand your criteria, but try something like:
$list =~ s/(\w+\s+\d\s?)[\d\s]*/$1/g;
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