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Hi Anne

If the only problem you are tackling is breaking lines between isbn and following number, then surely a simple substitute will suffice?

echo 'isbn 23987
isbn
98777
isbn
239487
isbn 293487
' |perl -p0e's/isbn\s*[\x0d\x0a]*\s*(\d+)/isbn $1/gs'
isbn 23987
isbn 98777
isbn 239487
isbn 293487

(to be adjusted according to relevant line feed carriage return situation)

Regards






On 29/08/2012 21:53, Anne Wainwright wrote:
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Hello,

I am using the Text::Format module. It works well but I cannot get any
mileage out of one feature. I'll append the section from the pod file
here:

The module will take text input from whererever and format it in various
ways designed to suit any conceivable need.

This option is in this case is to  prevent breaking of a line of text at a
sensitive point.

In my case i dont want to break "isbn 123456789" leaving "isbn" at the
end of the line and "123456789" at the start of the next.

------------------------------
noBreakRegex \%HASH || NOTHING
            Pass in a reference to your hash that would hold the regexes
on
            which not to break.  Without any arguments, it returns the
hash.
            eg.

                {'^Mrs?\.$' =>  '^\S+$','^\S+$' =>  '^(?:S|J)r\.$'}

            don't break names such as Mr. Jones, Mrs. Jones, Jones Jr.
-------------------------

this isn't really a regex query, but just to note that the above seems a
little weird with "Mrs" sandwiched between both start of line and finish
of line anchoris. Still I can make my regex to suit if that is what is
needed.

So I have the following to get my regex into a hash:

     my  %regx = ('^isbn$'=>'^[0-9]{9,13}X?$');  # my regex
     $text->noBreakRegex(\%regx);  # this sets the option

Well we compile, but I have isbn breaks all over. All reasonable and
many unreasonable changes have no effect except to break the script.

Any ideas welcome, please.

Anne

PS. I am using the Padre IDE now.
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