[Perl] Extract a Paragraph from a large file

Shlomo Yona shlomo at cslx.haifa.ac.il
Sun Jun 30 21:59:11 PDT 2002


On Sun, 30 Jun 2002, Georges EL OJAIMI wrote:

>     Hi,
> 
> I have a large size HTML report with duplications generated from a
> database containing ID number at first line then a table containing the
> user entries, the IDs are separated by the same page break!
> I'm trying to search for the ID number - which I did - then print after
> it all the occurrences of the same ID!
> It's somehow like searching in the sea but I need to organize this dummy
> database because it contains important information and I want to import
> the data to a new database on another platform but this time much more
> structured!
> Does anyone know how to extract only the needed data: (Starting from the
> ID until reaching the BREAK) and repeating it all over the file for
> another occurrences of the same ID.

Please send a link to such an example HTML, and explain what you're after.
It would make it easier to help out this way.

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Shlomo Yona
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