*servername ipaddress 2 u 824 1024 377 0.613 -5.983 0.118
the regex has been created to break the above string up into variables and we need to pass variable 8 (-5.983) as a numerical value.
the string is part of the output from ntpq -p on a redhat server.
the variable is the offset and can be a positive or negative number.
any help with the regex would be appreciated.