Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. This is my second plee for help I haven't programmed in years, but was asked by my boss to come up with a simple program to parse some information. Basically, we will pass through the command line: Program [infile] [outfile].
The infile looks similar to this:
All the "info" can be ignored. As has to be the "garbage". The info that has to be collected always begins below the "START" statement. I'm looking to collect all data below the "START" that begins in the 0 column. Anything else on an individual line should be ignored except the first string. What the result file should look like is simply:Code:info info info info START 123456 garbage 654321 garbage Hello garbage Goodbye garbage
Code:123456 654321 Hello Goodbye
I have no problem opening and writing to a file (I don't believe) but was looking for some pointers as to how to pull the first column string and only that, once past the START marker.