[Pdx-pm] Escaping a character in a string from a file

John jgoalby at hotmail.com
Wed May 12 15:28:00 CDT 2004

Oh!  I tried to recreate the problem in a simpler example and it worked.
Obviously some side effect of something else I am doing.  I will post my
stupidity as soon as I find it.


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> Subject: Re: [Pdx-pm] Escaping a character in a string from a file
> >>>>> "John" == John  <jgoalby at hotmail.com> writes:
> John> I have a file of regular expressions I want to match.  I read in the
> file
> John> and then match each entry as such:
> John> if ($something =~ /$tomatch/i)
> John> I want to be able to specify something like ".pl" in the file so
> that I can
> John> match all perl files.  Specifying .pl matches .apl.  Is there a way
> I can
> John> escape the "." when it is in a file?  I tried "\.pl", but it didn't
> work.
> Uh, that should have, with the code you have above.  Can you show
> an example of it not working?
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