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Pattern Matchng for only one instance

Hi all,
i have a text file in which i am searching for a pattern which appears many times, but i just want to search for the 1 instance only and it should skip all other similar pattern.

your help will be appreciated and thanking you in advance

Jun 26 '08 #1
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  1. while (<>) {
  2.    if (/(pattern)/) {
  3.       print "found 'pattern' in line number $.\n";
  4.       last;
  5.    }
  6. }  
Jun 26 '08 #2

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