Perl grep Function

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Description

This function extract any elements from LIST for which EXPR is TRUE.

Syntax

Following is the simple syntax for this function:

grep EXPR, LIST

Return Value

This function returns the number of times the expression returned true in scalar context and list of elements that matched the expression in list context.

Example

Following is the example code showing its basic usage:

#!/usr/bin/perl

@list = (1,"Test", 0, "foo", 20 );

@has_digit = grep ( /\d/, @list );

print "@has_digit\n";

When above code is executed, it produced following result

1 0 20


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