perl help

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Mar 26 22:27:40 PST 2003

On 2003-03-26 14:18, Kenzo <kenzo_chin at> wrote:
> I don't know how to write anything in perl and will eventually learn it.
> but I was wondering if anyone would help write a quick perl script for me.
> Basically I want the script to look thru a file for certain words and cound
> how many times it finds the word that comes after.
> I have a log file that keeps track of E-mail attachments being send and
> received, and I want to be able to do a count of certain attachments.
> for example. say I see alot of "big this", "big that" and "big nothing"
> I want to be able to see how many times the word that comes after big
> appears in the log file.
> so the output would be like this.
> this    5
> that 10
> nothing 20

You don't need Perl for that.  Here's a small trick:

	grep 'this' file | wc -l
	grep 'that' file | wc -l

- Giorgos

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