[tpm] Regex question
mike at stok.ca
Tue Jul 8 08:25:53 PDT 2008
On Jul 8, 2008, at 11:00 AM, Madison Kelly wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've got a simple problem I often come across, and I've got a way
> to make it work. However, I've always felt there must be a more ...
> elegant way of doing it.
> For example, let's say I want to copy a variable and strip a bit off
> the end;
> my $foo="ABC-987-01";
> my $bar=$foo;
> # $bar now 'ABC-987'.
> That's three lines. Is there a way to do this in one line?
> Specifically, is there a way to assign '$1' to a new variable in one
Maybe I misunderstood the question... You can say
my ($bar) = $foo =~ /(\w+-\d+)-\d+/;
which will assing $1 to $bar if the match succeeds.
Mike Stok <mike at stok.ca>
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